POWER-PAK C.E. - Continuing Education for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Medication Safety: A Focus on Pediatric Patients

1. Which of the following statements about medication errors in pediatric patients is false?

2. The American Association of Poison Control Centers analyzes exposures reported to U.S. Poison Control Centers on a regular basis. The 2019 edition reported which of the following exposure-related statistics?

3. Factors that contribute to medication-related problems in pediatric patients include all of the following except:

4. Pediatric patients are not small adults. Specific pharmacokinetic differences in pediatric patients include all of the following except:

5. A prescription is brought to the pharmacy by MW, mother of KW, a 3-year-old male, for an ear infection. The prescription calls for amoxicillin 250 mg/5 mL with directions to give 5 mL two times a day for 10 days. What are appropriate steps to take at the drop-off window?

6. KW's record is updated with his current weight in kg, 14 kg, and OTC medications (acetaminophen for fever) and vitamins (children's once a day with iron). The pharmacy technician completes data entry. What steps can be taken during data/order verification to double check if the dosage and instructions are appropriate?

7. A key challenge to pediatric medication use is that not all drugs have been tested in this population. Which of the following are legislative acts that address this issue by providing more incentive to manufacturers to conduct tests, allowing FDA to take steps to refer drugs for study and requiring manufacturers to conduct tests when it is likely a medication will be used in pediatric patients?

8. Which of the following is an example of a pediatric medication error that occurred and was reported in a study of pharmacist liability claims?

9. Contributors to wrong drug/wrong dose errors among pharmacist liability claims included all of the following except:

10. Which of the following strategies should NOT be employed by pharmacists to help prevent medication errors in pediatric patients?

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25. As a result of this activity, did you learn something new?

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27. How many years have you been in practice?

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