Understanding the Effects of Common Medications for Children, 3/28/2024

About the Course:
This course will focus on some of the more common pediatric medications, to equip the healthcare professional with an understanding of the actions and effects of such drugs. Evidence-based practice will be shared to include the risks of adverse drug events as well as the drugs' methods of action to achieve the desired clinical outcomes.

Course Objectives:
  1. Identify the challenges for obtaining a new drug’s approval for use in children and adolescents.
  2. Select the common circumstances of adverse drug events in pediatric settings.
  3. Select the advantages and potential adverse events of antibiotic classes for children.
  4. Identify the advantages and adverse effects of steroids & corticosteroids for children.
  5. Identify the benefits and risks of stimulants & non-stimulants to treat ADHD in children.
  6. Recognize the actions and side effects of proton pump inhibitors and Histamine H2 Antagonists to treat children with gastroesophageal reflux.
  7. Identify the actions and effects of Antiepileptic Drugs (AEDs)
  8. Select the actions and side effects of medications used to treat cardiac and respiratory conditions in children.
  9. Recognize the indications and safety issues with pain medications for children in the US.
About the Author: 
Lisa Young Milliken, MA, CCC, FNAP, CDP received her bachelor's degree from Louisiana Tech University in 1985 and her master's degree from The University of Memphis in Audiology and Speech Language Pathology in 1987. She has since served adults and geriatrics as a clinician, manager, vice president, consultant, compliance manager and education director, and is most passionate about mentoring healthcare professionals in the post-acute facilities across the country. She currently provides continuing education support to therapists in over 950 sites nationwide as Education Specialist for Select Rehabilitation. She has authored and lectured at the state and national level with over 200 professional continuing education courses on a wide range of topics of importance to the healthcare professional who works with the older population. Lisa is a member of the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA), where she currently serves as a State Advocate for Medicare Policy (StAMP) for Texas. She serves on the Texas Speech-Language and Hearing Association (TSHA) Executive Council as well as on numerous other TSHA committees. She is a Certified Dementia Practitioner and is a Distinguished Fellowship of the National Academies of Practice. She is a prior board president of the Louisiana Speech-Language and Hearing Association (LSHA) and a past member of the Council of State Association Presidents (CSAP). Through her leadership positions on the Louisiana and Texas Association boards, Executive Council, National Academies of Practice and other organizations, she has purposed to advocate services of these associations’ members as well as for the clients and families served by the members.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest

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The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition.

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