PAD-ding Your Pocket: A Guide for Pediatric Intensive Care

May 21, 2024

This activity will help fill the gap by providing education on management of analgesia, agitation, and delirium in the pediatric intensive care setting. This is an area of practice that arises frequently and provides an opportunity for pharmacist involvement. This will provide education and resources to pharmacists so that they will be able to make pharmacologic recommendations based on patient-specific factors in order to optimize care of critically ill pediatric patients.

Target Audience

Pharmacist

Learning Objectives

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

• Objective #2: Examine pertinent literature regarding optimal management of pain and sedation in pediatric critical care patients

• Objective #3: Interpret pediatric assessment tools to optimize sedation and analgesia

• Objective #4: Manage a medication wean for pain and sedation medications

• Objective #5: Select a treatment plan for ICU delirium

Additional Information

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: 
05/21/2024
Course expires: 
06/21/2024
Event starts: 
05/21/2024 - 10:00am EDT
Event ends: 
05/21/2024 - 4:00pm EDT

This activity will help fill the gap by providing education on management of analgesia, agitation, and delirium in the pediatric intensive care setting. This is an area of practice that arises frequently and provides an opportunity for pharmacist involvement. This will provide education and resources to pharmacists so that they will be able to make pharmacologic recommendations based on patient-specific factors in order to optimize care of critically ill pediatric patients.

UPMC Harrisburg
Harrisburg, PA
United States

Emily Zukosky, PharmD

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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