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Advanced Pharmacology is an ever-changing field. Standard safety precautions must be followed, but as new research and clinical experience broaden our knowledge, changes in treatment and drug therapy may become necessary or appropriate. Readers are advised to check the most current product information provided by the manufacturer of each drug to be administered to verify the recommended dose, the method and duration of administration and contraindications. It is the responsibility of the licensed prescriber, relying on expertise and knowledge of the patient, to determine dosages and the best treatment for each individual patient. Neither Barkley & Associates nor any contributing authors assume any responsibility for any injury and/or damage to persons or property arising from this publication.

Pediatric Vaccinations: Are you up to date?

Initiation and maintenance of immunizations in children is a key step in preventing the spread of infectious disease. In parts of the US, it is estimated that fewer than 50% of children are up to date on vaccinations. In this presentation, vaccines and catch-up schedules for children and adolescents will be presented. CDC guidelines for high-risk groups (children with chronic heart or chronic lung conditions) will also be discussed. Side effects and adverse reactions to vaccines will be considered.

Objectives: Following this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Identify current recommendations for vaccinations for children and adolescents.
  • Discuss common reactions, side effects and adverse effects seen with vaccines and immunizations
  • Identify modified and catch-up vaccination schedules to use in special populations

Pharmacologic Management of Common Immune and Allergic Conditions in Children

Immune and allergic conditions account for an inordinate number of missed school days, morbidity and consumption of pharmacologics by children. This presentation includes discussion of the most common rheumatologic disease in children--Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis, as well as the most common immune respiratory ailment in children, asthma. Management of these conditions will be covered. In addition, other conditions including Atopic Dermatitis, Allergic Rhinitis, Oral Allergy Syndrome, Systemic Lupus Erythematosus and secondary infections that may accompany these conditions will be described. Pharmacologic management, including the use of biologics, will be discussed.

Objectives: Following this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe symptoms seen in common immune and allergic conditions in children, including those seen in juvenile idiopathic arthritis, asthma, SLE, and atopic dermatitis.
  • Discuss current treatment regimens for common immune and allergic conditions in children
  • Differentiate between topical and systemic medications, and biologic and other pharmacologic modulators of immune disease in children.

Asthma and Respiratory Illnesses in Children: Pharmacotherapy

Respiratory issues are among the most common presenting complaints in pediatric medicine. For instance, over 9 million children suffer with asthma, and acute otitis media is considered one of the most common childhood infections. This presentation focuses on these common respiratory ailments seen in pediatric populations. Presentation and treatment of both infectious and immune respiratory conditions will be discussed. Pathologies considered include asthma, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonias, influenza, acute otitis media and otitis externa. Immune modulators, anti-infectives and other drugs will be discussed as treatment options for these common causes of pediatric pathology.

Objectives: Following this presentation, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the symptoms and pathologic presentation seen in common respiratory illnesses in pediatric patients including asthma, pharyngitis, sinusitis, bronchiolitis, pneumonias, influenza, acute otitis media and otitis externa
  • Differentiate between respiratory syndromes in pediatric patients based on descriptive pathology
  • Discuss drugs used to treat common respiratory ailments in pediatric populations, whether they are immune or infectious.