Big Pharma – Little People
April 20 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Children with life-limiting conditions have complex, frequently-changing medication regimens. Medication information is complicated to relay and difficult for patients/families to understand. Education must be engaging and developmentally appropriate for the patient. Interdisciplinary teams should work together to combine the medication knowledge with excellent patient-focused communication skills. This session will walk through three complicated pediatric cases, focusing on interdisciplinary communication strategies to ensure effective and accurate discussions with patients and families regarding medication plans.
- Identify key hospice medications used to manage symptoms in children.
- Utilize at least three (3) techniques to communicate proper use of hospice medications to children and families in accurate and developmentally appropriate ways.
- Distinguish different communication strategies throughout the cognitive stages of development.
DATE & TIME:
April 20, 2021
12:00 PST | 1:00 MST | 2:00 CST | 3:00 EST
Melissa Hunt, PharmD
Optum Hospice Pharmacy Services
Jessica Sturgeon, MT-BC, HPMT