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APRN-PA Pediatric Pharmacology Update


Target Audience:

Nurse practitioners, nurse anesthetists, clinical nurse specialists, physician assistants, physicians, registered nurses and other professionals who work with children will benefit from attending this conference.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

7 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

All learners must successfully complete an attestation, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.

Evaluation Methods:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete an attestation and complete an activity evaluation.

Accreditation Statement:

This program is approved for 7 AAPA Category 1 CME credits and 7 contact hours of ANCC CE Pharmacology credit, of which 1 hour is Schedule II pharmacology specific.

Akron Children’s is an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

(OBN-001-91) (OH-234, 08-01-19). Providers should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Note: The CE/CME evaluation will be available for 30 days via CME Tracker. At the closure of this period, no CE/CME will be awarded


Teresa Fletcher, MSN, APRN-CNP
School-Based Health Services
Akron Children’s

Use of Contraception for Menstrual Management
• Identify indications for contraception for menstrual management.
• Discuss pharmacological use for menstrual management.
• Define criteria of when to refer patients to Adolescent Medicine or other specialists.
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Cassandra Hirsh, DO
Pediatric Palliative Care
Akron Children’s

Chronic Pain Management
• Discuss physiology of chronic pain.
• Describe pharmacological management of chronic pain.
• Define criteria for use of medical marijuana to treat chronic pain
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Nicole Kendel, MD
Pediatric Hematology-Oncology
Akron Children’s

Hemophilia Update
• Describe the basic understanding of patients with bleeding disorders.
• Define criteria of when to refer patients to hematology.
• Discuss pharmacological management of patients—both preop and post—with hemophilia.
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Timothy Lee, MD
Pediatric Emergency Medicine
Akron Children’s

Electrolyte Abnormalities
• Discuss outpatient pharmacological management of electrolyte abnormalities.
• Define need for admission of electrolyte abnormalities.
• Identify need for inpatient management of electrolyte abnormalities.
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Eric Robinette, MD, MPH
Pediatric Infectious Disease
Akron Children’s

Infectious Disease Update
• Discuss pharmacological treatment guidelines of otitis media.
• Discuss pharmacological treatment for acute bacterial sinusitis.
• Identify alternative medications for first-line therapy.
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Eva Szigethy, MD, PhD
Director, Pediatric Psychiatry and Psychology
Akron Children’s

Depression and Anxiety
• Define diagnosis of depression and anxiety according to DSM-5 criteria.
• Discuss pharmacological management of depression and anxiety.
• Identify patients with signs and symptoms that may require antidepressants or antianxiolytics.
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Matthew Wyneski, MD
Pediatric Gastroenterology
Akron Children’s

Management of IBS, EOE and Gastrointestinal Reflux
• Discuss pathophysiology of IBS, EOE and reflux.
• Identify diagnostic criteria of IBS, EOE and reflux.
• Describe pharmacological management of IBS, EOE and reflux.
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