Online Education | Pediatric Drug Therapy 2017 - Chief Complaint: Difficulty Breathing

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Chief Complaint: Difficulty Breathing

Course Description

Using case examples and anecdotes, Karen Kilian takes the audience through several of the less common causes of breathing difficulty in children. Learn how to identify and treat respiratory distress in this lively and well-illustrated presentation. 


Karen Kilian, MN, ARNP, CCRN

Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, Urgent Care/Emergency Department, Seattle Children’s

Comments from lecture attendees:

"Good energy and enthusiasm."

"Animated and authentically spiced with great stories and photos illustrating difficult breathing."

Target Audience

For nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, nurses, pharmacists and other healthcare professionals in all settings.

Objectives for Learning Outcomes

After completing this session, you will be better able to:

  1. State etiologies for respiratory distress in children.
  2. Use Evidence-Based Practice guidelines, implement acute pharmacologic intervention for Croup: Reactive Airway Exacerbation.
  3. Differentiate between upper airway and lower airway illness as well as pharmacologic intervention for treatment in acute presentations.

Additional Information

Audio and Video
Course summary
Maximum credit available: 
  • 1.21 Contact hours
  • 1.21 Pharmacology hours at the advanced practice level

Available Credit

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


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