Home Study: PICU Sedation, Analgesia and Paralysis

This activity will educate our pharmacists on pediatric critical care practices and literature, specifically in relation to management of sedation, pain and paralytic medications, which will allow for more interprofessional collaboration when they are caring for these patients in the unit.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

• Objective #1: Select appropriate sedation, analgesia and paralysis regimens for pediatric patients

• Objective #2: Utilize pediatric assessment tools for continuous sedatives, analgesics and paralytics

• Objective #3: Manage a medication wean for pain and sedation medications

• Objective #4: Identify appropriate treatment regimens for ICU delirium

• Objective #5: Discuss relevant literature supporting the management of pediatric critical care patients

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 Attendance
Course opens: 
03/27/2022
Course expires: 
03/27/2023

This activity will educate our pharmacists on pediatric critical care practices and literature, specifically in relation to management of sedation, pain and paralytic medications, which will allow for more interprofessional collaboration when they are caring for these patients in the unit.

UPMC Pinnacle
Harisburg, PA
United States

Lindsey Stramara, PharmD, BCPPS

In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


Pharmacy (CPE)
This knowledge-based activity provides 1.0 contact hours of continuing pharmacy education credit.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
    The UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a Provider of continuing pharmacy education.
  • 1.00 Attendance
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