Sedation & Analgesia Outside the Box: Choices and Challenges

1.25 NAPNAP Contact Hour of which 1.25 contain pharmacology content and 1.25 is related to controlled substances 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 a record presentation for NAPNAP's 2024 National Conference. 

Pain and sedation management in the pediatric population has traditionally focused on opioids and benzodiazepines, but there are many other options. We will review the benefits of using a multimodal strategy for pain and sedation management, including the use of alternative agents and administration routes, to ensure patient comfort. We will also review side effect prevention, including delirium assessment and management.

This archived presentation from our 2024 national conference is available as part of a bundle of courses recorded during our 2024 conference in Denver, CO. Purchase the conference bundle to be enrolled in the full library of 2024 conference sessions, and earn up to 27 NAPNAP Contact Hours, 5.5 Pharmacology,1.25 Psychopharmacology and 2.5 Controlled Substance. 

This continuing education activity is offered at a member-only discounted rate of $199, a cost-savings of more than $60. Non-members may purchase this bundle for $500. Great news - You can join NAPNAP before purchasing to save more than $300. To see the complete listing of courses included in the 2024 conference bundle, click here.

Please note that this program is a recording from a live session from NAPNAP 2024 national conference in Denver, CO. If you earned CE for this session, this course will be a duplicate.

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Target Audience

Pediatric-focused advanced practice registered nurses.

Learning Objectives

Describe the mechanism of opioid induced pruritus and identify two strategies to help alleviate this common side effect.

Explain two benefits of using a multi-modal approach for pain and sedation management in pediatrics.

Identify two agents that are commonly used for multimodal pain management in pediatrics and the risk and benefits of each. 

Define delirium and describe its three subtypes

Identify two agents used for sedation and/or analgesia that should be avoided in the prevention and mangement of pediatric delirium

Course summary
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Elizabeth Espinoza, DNP, CPNP-AC

Lauren Flagg, DNP, APRN, CPNP-AC

No Disclosures.

Available Credit

  • 1.25 Contact hours


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