Online Education | Pediatric Drug Therapy 2016

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Course Description

This online course is designed as a pharmacology update for nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses and healthcare professionals in all settings. Each module focuses on current recommendations and pharmacotherapeutic principles for common pediatric and adolescent health concerns. Lectures were recorded live in March 2016 at UWCNE's Pediatric Drug Therapy, part of the 2016 Clinical Pharmacology Series. Teaching methods include video, audio and downloadable handouts.

Publish Date: April 26, 2016. Enrollment will close April 26, 2019.

Comments from Conference Attendees:

"This was the best line-up of topics and speakers in some time. Relevant, interesting topics and engaging speakers."         

"I thought this year was especially good (and it's always good!)."

"I loved the evidence-based information and the inclusion of so many scientific principles." 


Target Audience

Nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other interested healthcare professionals.


Learning objectives

After taking this activity set, you will be better able to:

  1. Interpret clinical and objective symptoms that differentiate persistent asthma severity levels and appropriate treatment.
  2. Discuss the management of common abnormalities of hemostasis. 
  3. Describe the benefits of trying to match medications to particular epilepsy syndromes. 
  4. Formulate a differential diagnosis for rashes and bumps in children. 
  5. Discuss the importance of antimicrobial stewardship in the outpatient setting. 
  6. Discuss treatment of pain for children after common surgeries
  7. Describe current best practices and empirically-supported new treatments for ADHD.


Completion Requirements

To earn contact hours for this activity:

  • View/listen to the presentations.
  • Study the handouts.
  • Complete the evaluations. 

After submitting the evaluations, you can download and print your certificate. A record of contact hours earned will be in your account for six years.   



Markus Boos, MD, PhD, FAAD
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Dermatology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
William P. French, MD
Assistant Outpatient Medical Director; Assistant Training Program Director for Outpatient Psychiatry; Assistant Professor, Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, University of Washington and Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Matthew Kronman, MD, MSCE
Assistant Professor, Department of Pediatrics, Division of Infectious Diseases, University of Washington, Seattle
Dana Matthews, MD
Director, Clinical Hematology; Chair, Blood Usage Committee, Hematology, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Marijo Ratcliffe, MN, ARNP, CPNP
Pediatric Pulmonary Nurse Practitioner, Seattle Children’s Hospital and UW Medicine/University of Washington, Seattle; Nursing Faculty, Pediatric Pulmonary Center Training Grant, Department of Pediatrics, UW Medicine/University of Washington, Seattle
Russell Saneto, DO, PhD
Attending, Neurology, Seattle Children’s, Seattle; Head, Mitochondrial Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
See Wan Tham, MBBS
Pediatric Anesthesiologist and Pain Management Physician, Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle

Planning Committee

Michele Acker, MN, ARNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Anesthesia Clinic, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Dora Hall, MN, ARNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Autism Center, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Michelle Hayes, MN, ARNP, CPNP
Owner and Nurse Practitioner, Fir Creek Pediatrics, Lakewood; Clinical Preceptor, Department of Family and Child Nursing, UW School of Nursing
Cheryl Himmelman, ADN
Speaker Relations and Program Support Manager, Continuing Nursing Education, UW School of Nursing
Helene Law, MSN, ARNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Gastroenterology Department, Seattle Children’s Hospital, Seattle
Nancy Lockett, MS, ARNP
Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Seahurst Pediatrics, Burien

UW=University of Washington, Seattle

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Additional Information

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Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 7.60 Contact hours
  • 7.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

  • 7.60 Contact hours
  • 7.60 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level
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