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Pediatric VTE: Direct Thrombin Inhibitors

Program Type

Monograph

Credits

1 Contact Hour(s)

Release Date

Friday, March 22, 2019

Offline Date:

Tuesday, September 21, 2021

ACPE Expiration Date

Tuesday, March 22, 2022

Target Audience

Nurse, Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician

Cost

$4.00

  • Overview

    As many as 1 in 200 hospitalized children may experience a thromboembolic event. Since there are no FDA approved parenteral anticoagulant therapies for the pediatric population,  pharmacists may be unfamiliar or uncomfortable with the treatment options. This program will educate pharmacists, nurses, and pharmacy technicians on the direct thrombin inhibitors, argatroban and bivalirudin, as alternatives to heparin for the treatment of pediatric thromboembolism. It will cover the challenges of heparin use in pediatrics as well as the advantages, disadvantages, dosing and monitoring of bivalirudin and argatroban. 

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    Handouts

    Homestudy PDF:   19066H01.pdf

    Financial Support By

    PharmCon, Inc.
  • Nurse

    Identify the challenges associated with the use of heparin in pediatric patients.
    Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the use of direct thrombin inhibitors in pediatric patients.
    Describe dosing and monitoring of bivalirudin in pediatric patients, based on two dose-finding, safety and efficacy studies in pediatric patients.
    Describe dosing and monitoring of argatroban in pediatric patients, based on a dose finding, safety and efficacy study in pediatric patients.


    Pharmacist

    Identify the challenges associated with the use of heparin in pediatric patients.
    Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the use of direct thrombin inhibitors in pediatric patients.
    Describe dosing and monitoring of bivalirudin in pediatric patients, based on two dose-finding, safety and efficacy studies in pediatric patients.
    Describe dosing and monitoring of argatroban in pediatric patients, based on a dose finding, safety and efficacy study in pediatric patients.


    Pharmacy Technician

    Identify the challenges associated with the use of heparin in pediatric patients.
    Describe the advantages and disadvantages of the use of direct thrombin inhibitors in pediatric patients.
    Recognize dosing and monitoring of bivalirudin in pediatric patients, based on two dose-finding, safety and efficacy studies in pediatric patients.
    Recognize dosing and monitoring of argatroban in pediatric patients, based on a dose finding, safety and efficacy study in pediatric patients.

  • Activity Type

    Knowledge

    Universal Activity Number

    Nurse 0798-0000-19-066-H01-N

    Pharmacist 0798-0000-19-066-H01-P

    Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-19-066-H01-T

    ACPE PharmCon, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

    In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.


HARDWARE REQUIREMENTS
Standard Windows/Mac System
iPad or iPhone
Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
Speakers or headphones
 
 


SOFTWARE REQUIREMENTS
Microsoft Edge
Internet Explorer 8.0 or higher
Google Chrome
Safari
Firefox 3.0.3 or higher
Adobe Acrobat Reader


NETWORK REQUIREMENTS
Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection
 
 
 

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