CVA-Use of Cough Medications in Pediatric Patients
With over a dozen legend and over-the-counter cough and cold medications available it can be difficult to know which medication to prescribe a pediatric patient. In July 2015, the FDA released a drug safety communication evaluating the potential risks of using codeine cough-and-cold medications in children. With increased awareness of the harm associated with these products, the Central Valley Area has seen a decrease in prescription volume. The prescribers are seeking out information on alternative medications and their appropriate use in the pediatric population.
The participants will know the contraindications and side effects of commonly prescribed cough medication.
The participants will be able to distinguish the differences between the commonly used over-the-counter and prescription cough medications.
The participants will be able to prescribe appropriate cough medication for pediatric patients based on safety and indication.
All persons involved with the planning and presenting of this activity have not had any financial relationships in the past 12 months with any commercial interest or any proprietary entity producing health care goods or services that is relevant to this CME activity.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™