Pediatric Aged-Based Competencies: Physiologic and Pharmacokinetic Differences in Children, Fluids and Electrolytes and Dehydration in Children

Published by Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group


This 3 part series offers 2.5 hours of Continuing Education Credit discussing the physiologic and pharmacokinetic differences in children, as well as, fluids and electrolytes and dehydration in children.

ACPE logoThe Pediatric Pharmacy Advocacy Group is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. In order to receive credit, you will need to view 3 recordings, pass a post test, and submit a post-program evaluation.

Program Number: 0180-0000-15-005-H01-P
Program Type: Knowledge-Based
Program Hours: 2.5

Learning Objectives:
At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Understand the developmental reason children are heart rate dependent
2. Comprehend why respiratory diseases are more common in infants and toddlers
3. Understand the immunologic reason for more aggressive antibiotic treatment of febrile children
4 Describe the differences in pharmacokinetic parameters between children and adults
5. Translate basic principles of pediatric pharmacokinetics into practice and describe new research in the field of developmental pharmacology and pharmacogenomics
6. Using neonatal sepsis is an example, explain how gentamicin dosing an monitoring should be adjusted for neonatal patient
7. Describe basic fluid and electrolyte requirements for children in all age groups
8. Explain causes and effects of dehydration in children
9. Review methods for managing fluid and electrolyte abnormalities and explain the accompanying monitoring parameters

Elizabeth Farrington
Elizabeth Farrington, Pharm.D., FCCP, FCCM, FPPAG, BCPS, is a Pharmacist III in Pediatrics at the Betty H. Cameron Women’s and Children’s Hospital at the New Hanover Regional Medical Center in Wilmington, North Carolina and is a Clinical Associate Professor at the University of North Carolina (UNC) Eshelman School of Pharmacy. Prior to moving to Wilmington, Dr. Farrington spent 17 years as the PICU clinical specialist at the UNC Children’s Hospital. Dr. Farrington earned her B.S. in Pharmacy at...More

Originally Published

February 17, 2015

Program Titles and Supporting Materials

This program contains the following components:

  • Pediatric Aged-Based Competencies - Video Part 1
  • Pediatric Aged-Based Competencies - Video Part 2
  • Pediatric Aged-Based Competencies - Video Part 3
  • Pediatric Aged-Based Competencies - Audio Part 1
  • Pediatric Aged-Based Competencies - Audio Part 2
  • Pediatric Aged-Based Competencies - Audio Part 3
  • Pharmacokinetic Differences in Children - PPT
  • Pediatric Fluids and Electrolytes - PPT
  • Anatomic and Physicologic Differences Between Children and Adults - PPT

How To Attend

Join the self-paced program from your office, home, or hotel room using a computer and high speed internet connection. You may start and stop the program at your convenience, continue where you left off, and review supporting materials as often as you like.

Technical Requirements

You may access this course on a computer or mobile device with high speed internet (iPhones require iOS 10 or higher). Recommended browsers are Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox.


If applicable, you may obtain credit in multiple jurisdictions simultaneously for this program (see pending/approved list below). If electing credit for this program, registrants in jurisdictions not listed below will receive a Certificate of Completion that may or may not meet credit requirements in other jurisdictions. Where applicable, credit will be only awarded to a paid registrant completing all the requirements of the program as determined by the selected accreditation authority.

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