UW School of Nursing

August 16, 2022

Pediatric Drug Therapy 2022 | All Modules

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On-Demand Program

Course Description

This on-demand 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 video, PDF handout 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 program, participants will be better able to:

  1. Describe the top supplements or integrative therapeutics that are being used in pediatric primary care in naturopathic practice and the research or data that supports their use, and clinical efficacy.
  2. Identify medical options for gender-affirming care, recognize the appropriate timing and use of puberty blockers, and discuss the risks and benefits of gender-affirming hormones.
  3. Review comorbidities related to obesity, nutrition goals, and medications.
  4. Describe the importance of Pediatric Burn Care, wound treatment options, and developmental and behavioral considerations when selecting wound management strategies.
  5. Review pre and post-pandemic rates of diagnosed mental illness in youth, barriers to accessing mental health care in WA, and common medications to consider in the treatment of mental illness in youth.
  6. Understand trauma-informed care, terminology, and the pathophysiology of substance use and the adolescent brain.

Featured Topics

To register for only one or a few modules, click on the topics:
  1. Natural and Integrative Therapeutics in Pediatric CareSunita Iyer, ND, LM
  2. Medical Options to Support Gender Diverse YouthJuanita Hodax, MD
  3. Obesity: Diagnosis and Treatment in Children and AdolescentsGrace Kim, MD
  4. Pediatric Wound Management: Pediatric Minor Burn Care and Treatment for the Outpatient SettingMaria Lutes, ARNP, PNP, CWON & Abbey Schneidmiller, CPNP, CWON
  5. Youth Mental Health and the Impact of the PandemicBrooke Gum, MN, ARNP, PMHNP-BC
  6. Yay, Skittles! Illicit Substances and their Effects on Adolescents: A Focus on Substance Use in Detained Youth –  Rachel Ghosh, MSN, PPCNP-BC