Medication Safety for Children in the Acute Care Setting: Thinking Ahead

Activity Details
  • Credit Amounts:
    • CME: 1.00
    • CPE: 1.00
    • CNE: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jul 1, 2014
  • Expires: Jul 1, 2017
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Faculty

Shannon Hogan Shannon Hogan, APRN, CPNP
Clinical Nurse Specialist
Emergency Department
Kosair Children's Hospital
Louisville, Kentucky


Robert J.  Kuhn Robert J. Kuhn, PharmD
Kentucky Hospital Association Endowed Professor, Clinical Pharmacy and Science
University of Kentucky Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

The routine, proactive practice review and education of staff concerning drug administration and dosage is not uniform in hospitals. IV access for children can be extremely challenging.
 
This activity addresses medication safety issues for children in the hospital setting. Information from this activity will help each hospital evaluate its ability to deliver medication in a safe manner to children from the entry point in the acute care setting.

Target Audience

Physicians, pharmacists, nurses and respiratory therapists who work with children in an acute care setting

Objectives

At the completion of this educational activity, participants will be able to:
1. Identify which types of pediatric medication errors are most common
2. Describe risk factors which predispose pediatric patients to medication errors
3. Indicate key components in obtaining intravenous access and drug administration in children

Accreditation

CME
The University of Kentucky College of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine presents this activity for educational purposes only. Participants are expected to utilize their own expertise and judgment while engaged in the practice of medicine. The content of the presentations is provided solely by presenters who have been selected for presentations because of recognized expertise in their field.

ACGME Competencies

  • Patient care
  • Practice-based learning and improvement

CPE
ACPEThe University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This knowledge-based activity has been assigned UAN 0022-0000-14-051-H01-P and will award 1.00 contact hour (0.100 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit in states that recognize ACPE providers.

Statements of participation will indicate hours and CEUs based on participation and will be issued online at the conclusion of the activity. Successful completion includes completing the activity, its accompanying evaluation and/or posttest (score 70% or higher) and requesting credit online at the conclusion of the activity. Credit will be uploaded to CPE Monitor, and participants may print a statement of credit or transcript from their NABP e-profile. The College complies with the Accreditation Standards for Continuing Pharmacy Education.

CNE
The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation (ANCC).

This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.00 ANCC contact hour.

The Kentucky Board of Nursing (KBN) approves The University of Kentucky, College of Nursing (UKCON) as a provider as well. ANCC and KBN approval of a continuing nursing education provider does not constitute endorsement of program content nor commercial sponsors. The University of Kentucky does not approve commercial products. This educational activity is offered for a maximum of 1.2 KBN contact hours.

Provider #: 3-0008-01-18-663. In order to receive credit, participants complete this CNE activity and submit a credit application and evaluation form online. Certificates may be printed once the evaluation is completed.

Faculty Disclosure

Robert J. Kuhn, PharmD (speaker) has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Dr. Kuhn will not discuss off-label use of a product.

Shannon Hogan, APRN, CPNP (speaker) has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. Ms. Hogan will not discuss off-label use of a product.

No planners or content reviewers have any relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Content review confirmed that the content was developed in a fair, balanced manner free from commercial bias. Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.

Acknowledgement

In collaboration with UK College of Nursing.

The activity was supported by Kosair Children's Hospital.