Pediatric Updates: Pharmacology: Infections in Children and Adolescents

Pharmacology: Infections in Children and Adolescents

Ready to take a deep dive into recent literature about preventing and treating common—and not so common—infections in children and teens? This module covers a wide range of content to strengthen your practice!

Prevention/immunization topics:
  • CDC/ACIP guidance on polio vaccines for children who have received the oral vaccine in other countries
  • Hepatitis A prophylaxis for infants
  • Immunizations for adolescents
Treatment topics:
  • Bacterial infections: Pertussis, UTI, SSTI
  • Viral infections: seasonal influenza, neonatal HSV, congenital CMV, viral hepatitis
  • Infections with resistant organisms: MRSA, macrolide-resistant Streptococcus, ESBL producing Enterobacteriaceae
  • Fungal skin infections
  • Expedited partner therapy for STIs
Professional issues/ prescribing:
  • Antibiotic stewardship/ best practice prescribing
For CPNPs, NPs, RNs, or those familiar with pediatric pharmacology. View Content Outline

  • 7.5 pharmacology contact hours accredited by NAPNAP (0 related to psychopharmacology) (0 related to controlled substances).
  • Answers are due 150 days from order process date.
  • 36 questions.
  • What references are included?
    • 12 online PDF articles or web resources (included/provided) to support answering all 36 questions.
Sample Question

Q. An infant is receiving a 6-month course of oral valganciclovir (Valcyte) for treatment of congenital cytomegalovirus. In addition to a complete blood count, what laboratory monitoring is recommended in the referenced article?)


A. aspartate and alanine aminotransferases (AST and ALT)
B. parathyroid hormone (PTH), calcium, and 25-OH vitamin D
C. prothrombin and partial thromboplastin times (PT and PTT)
D. thyroid stimulating hormone and thyroxine (TSH and T4)

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