Managing the Acutely Aggressive Child

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Managing the Acutely Aggressive Child - 2023Conf


1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which 1.25 contain pharmacology content and 0.5 is related to psychopharmacology. This continuing education activity is offered at a reduced rate to NAPNAP Members. This continuing education activity rate is $12.50 for NAPNAP Members. For non-members, this continuing education activity rate is $25. This course is an archived presentation from NAPNAP's 2023 National Conference and is offered free with a coupon for conference attendees until 12/31/23. 

Caring for the acutely aggressive child is challenging for novice to seasoned APRNs working with children and adolescents in an acute care setting. This presentation will provide evidence-based strategies to help improve the quality of care provided to children with acute aggression while increasing provider confidence when caring for this population. This discussion will include case-based scenarios and discussion of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic care approaches.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live and virtual session from NAPNAP 2023 national conference in Orlando, Fla. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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Copyright 2023 © by National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners 

This continuing education activity is administered by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners as an agency providing continuing education credit. individuals who complete this program and earn a 70% or higher score on the post tests will be awarded 1.25 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners contact hours.

Keywords: pharmacology, psychopharmacology, aggression, delirium

Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

  • Identify the evidence for the use of pharmacologic agents in the acutely aggressive child.
  • Incorporate monitoring for risks and benefits of pharmacologic therapy for pediatric aggression.
  • Differentiate delirium from aggression in a pediatric patient in the inpatient setting.
Course summary
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  • 1.25 Contact hours
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Dawn Garzon, PhD, CPNP-PC, PMHS, FAANP 

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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