Management and Prevention of Acute Otitis Media in the Pediatric Population – Pharmacist, Nurse, Nurse Practitioner

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  Credits  1.5

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Acute otitis media (AOM) is a common infections diagnosed among children leading to outpatient clinic visits. Based on a patient’s age and severity of signs and symptoms, antibiotics may be prescribed by a healthcare provider. This session will review common pathogens that cause AOM, when antibiotics should be prescribed or initiation of therapy should be delayed, recommended antibiotics for treatment of AOM and monitoring parameters. In addition, this session describes non-pharmacological and pharmacological methods to prevent AOM in pediatric patients.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Nurse

Pharmacist

Nurse Practitioner

Author
Tonya Scardina
PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Nurse

Nurse

  • Recognize signs, symptoms and severity of acute otitis media (AOM)
  • Identify antibiotics prescribed to treat AOM including adverse effects, spectrum of activity, monitoring and counseling parameters
  • Recall duration of treatment for AOM based on clinical presentation
  • Describe preventative measures to decrease risk of developing AOM

Pharmacist

Pharmacist

  • Recognize signs, symptoms and severity of acute otitis media (AOM)
  • Identify antibiotics prescribed to treat AOM including adverse effects, spectrum of activity, monitoring and counseling parameters
  • Recall duration of treatment for AOM based on clinical presentation
  • Describe preventative measures to decrease risk of developing AOM

Nurse Practitioner

Nurse Practitioner

  • Recognize signs, symptoms and severity of acute otitis media (AOM)
  • Identify antibiotics prescribed to treat AOM including adverse effects, spectrum of activity, monitoring and counseling parameters
  • Recall duration of treatment for AOM based on clinical presentation
  • Describe preventative measures to decrease risk of developing AOM

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
    20-1043188
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0798-0000-23-167-H01-P
    Nurse Practitioner : 0798-0000-23-167-H01-P
    Nurse : 0798-0000-23-167-H01
PharmCon 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.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at www.RxConsultant.com with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.