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Evidence Based Pharmacotherapy of Pediatric Traumatic Brain Injury
Published by Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group and American Society for Pharmacy Law




Summary
Traumatic brain injuries are unfortunately common in the pediatric population and result in significant morbidity and mortality. There are, however, a number of pharmacotherapy interventions which improve outcomes in the brain injured child. In this presentation, we will use the case of an injured child to explore some key pathophysiology which impacts medication therapy, describe effective employment of hyperosmolar and sedative therapies and consider some adjunctive medications which may be useful in these patients.

Learning Objectives for Pharmacists:
At the end of this session, participants will be able to:
1. Explain how the pathophysiology of traumatic brain injury impacts pharmacotherapy.
2. Employ intracranial pressure monitoring to guide pharmacotherapy of traumatic brain injury.
3. Make evidence-based recommendations for hyperosmolar therapy of traumatic brain injury.
4. Design analgesic, sedative and neuromuscular blockade therapy for the traumatic brain injury patient.
5. Recommend adjunctive medication therapy in traumatic brain injury

Accreditation:
ACPE logo PPAG has accredited this knowledge-based webinar for 1.0 contact hours (0.10 CEUs) of continuing education credit for pharmacists. UAN #:0180-0000-20-006-L01-P.

The Pediatric Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive credit, participants must register for the program, attend the program, and fill out a post-program survey. Webinar programs are 100% supported through program registration fees and PPA membership dues, and is not supported by Industry.

BCPPS Recertification Credit is also available for PPA members if you select that pricing option during registration. Participants will be required to complete an evaluation and pass an exam in order to receive their certificate. Once the exam is passed, participants will receive 1 hour BCPPS credit. Valid through November 10, 2020.

Group Pricing for CE only:
Groups will need to email Lauren Henretty at lhenretty@pediatricpharmacy.org their attendance list with each participants name, email, NABP# and DOB in order to receive credit.

Presenters
Franklin Huggins, Pharm.D., BCPPS, BCCCP
Associate Professor - West Virginia University School of Pharmacy
Franklin Huggins is Associate Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at West Virginia University and Pediatric Clinical Pharmacy Specialist for CAMC Women and Children’s Hospital in Charleston, West Virginia where he provides clinical pharmacy services in the pediatric ICU. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University and earned his Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Utah. Dr. Huggins is board certified in critical care and pediatric pharmacotherapy.
How To Attend
Join the live program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer with high speed internet. You may ask questions, participate in surveys, and post comments from your computer during the program. Please note that credit (if available) is only provided to registered attendees participating at their own computer and phone. Simple instructions with a link to the program will be sent when you register and again the day before the webinar.

Credit
If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). Registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Attendance/Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant attending the live program at their own computer and phone.

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