UW School of Nursing

May 5, 2022

Pediatric Drug Therapy 2020 | All Modules

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On-Demand Program

Course Description

This on-demand lecture series is designed as a pediatric pharmacology update at the advanced practice level. Sessions focus on current recommendations and controversies in drug therapy for common pediatric and adolescent health concerns. Teaching methods include lecture, discussion and case analysis.

Target Audience

For pediatric nurse practitioners, family nurse practitioners, physician assistants, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, respiratory therapists, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this conference, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe how a drug is licensed, what the difference is between an NDA and an ANDA, and the intellectual property considerations that underlie the distinction.
  2. Understand and identify the types of tests available to diagnose viral infections.
  3. Understand how the updated AAP guidelines will affect management of children with high blood pressure.
  4. Promote safe use of psychotropic medications in children & adolescents with psychiatric disorders.
  5. Become familiar with off label medication for high risk behavior.
  6. Review the most common pharmacologic options in the treatment of pediatric sleep disorders

Featured Modules

To register for just one or a few of the modules, click on the topic:
  1. Generic Drugs and Drug Pricing – Dan Leifer
  2. Pediatric Viral Infections – Jennifer Rathe
  3. Updates from the 2017 AAP Guidelines for Childhood HTN – Kelsey Pearson
  4. Medical Considerations When Using Psychotropic Medications in Children & Adolescents – Allison Laurie
  5. High Risk Behavior in Teens: Do Any Medications Stop it? – Cora Breuner
  6. Pharmacotherapy in Pediatric Sleep Disorders: When Do Drugs Help? – Michelle Sobremonte-King


  • April Gerlock, PhD, PMHNP-BC, ARNP, Clinical Professor, UW School of Nursing
  • Kate Kennedy, ARNP-BC, CAQ in Headache Medicine, Neurology Nurse Practitioner, Overlake Neuroscience Institute, Bellevue
  • Kathy Kroening, PhD, ARNP, Nurse Practitioner, Kaiser Permanente; Senior Lecturer, UW School of Nursing
  • Chelsea Markle, PharmD, BCPP, Clinical Pharmacist, UW Medicine/Harborview Psychiatry
  • Bhinna Park, MD, MA, Psychiatrist, Department of Corrections, WA State, Gig Harbor
  • Matthew Schreiber, MD, PhD, Staff Psychiatrist, VA Puget Sound HCS, Seattle; Assistant Professor, UW Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences