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Medical technology. Treatment strategies. Groundbreaking studies. Changes in pediatric healthcare occur every day, and PNCB's acclaimed Pediatric Updates help you stay current and grow your knowledge.

Each online module offers access to outstanding evidence-based literature and in-depth rationale for answers. The contact hours you earn are accredited by the National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners (NAPNAP).

Disclaimer: These activities are a useful tool for lifelong learning, but the information presented and/or associated references do not substitute for your clinical judgment as a health care professional. Read the full disclaimer.

Have a Recert charge code? Pediatric Updates fees for CPNPs at Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics in Kansas City are supported by your employer through a special code. Use this link to purchase Pediatric Updates with a code.

New Pharm survey! Help PNCB decide future Pediatric Updates topics in pharmacology. Share your opinions in this brief, 2-minute survey.

Refund PoliciesRefunds requested within 30 days of order date will be honored. Requests received 30 days after the order date will be reviewed on a case by case basis. Paper article packets cannot be refunded if they have already shipped. Refunds are not granted if the module has been accessed.



Acute Care: Endocrine/Renal

Acute Care: Endocrine/Renal

7.5 Contact Hours (2.0 Pharmacology)   $85.00

Do you know the latest on conditions we treat to keep young bodies in balance? Build on your knowledge of urgent and emergent endocrine and renal conditions in this module that includes hypoglycemia, inborn errors of metabolism, adrenal insufficiency, congenital kidney diseases, and acute kidney injury. This learning activity targeted for the PNP in the Acute Care role addresses etiologies, pathologies, diagnoses, and management strategies for optimal patient care.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability November 2018. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Acute Care: Cardiovascular Pharmacology

Acute Care: Cardiovascular Pharmacology

7.5 Contact Hours (7.5 Pharmacology).   $85.00

Survival of infants and children with cardiovascular pathologies has improved, thanks to advances in medical and surgical care-and increased use of pharmacological treatments for these disorders. This module supports your knowledge of medications used in the acute and critical care settings for management of various cardiac and vascular conditions. Covered topics include congenital heart disease, arrhythmias, cardiomyopathy, stroke, Kawasaki disease, and rheumatic diseases as well as coagulation and thromboembolic disorders.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability July 2018. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Acute Care: 2015 Current Concepts

Acute Care: 2015 Current Concepts

7.5 Contact Hours. (1.5 Pharmacology)   $85.00

With PNCB's first-ever Current Concepts module targeting acute care PNP scope of practice, you'll explore recent articles in the literature across a variety of conditions. Septic shock, abusive head trauma, migraine, select immunizations for high risk children, transition and palliative care, acute glomerular nephritis, and Lemierre syndrome, among other topics, are included.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability December 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Acute Care: GI - Surgical & Medical

Acute Care: GI - Surgical & Medical

7.5 Contact Hours (0.5 Pharmacology).   $85.00

This module presents diagnostic evaluation and management of congenital and acquired gastrointestinal pathologies encountered in acute care settings including abdominal wall defects, Hirschsprung disease, malrotation, intussusception, pyloric stenosis, GI bleeding, pancreatitis, and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease. You also benefit from up-to-date information to meet nutritional needs in infants and children with intestinal failure or those receiving extracorporeal life support.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability July 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Acute Care: Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases

Acute Care: Pharmacology of Infectious Diseases

7.5 Contact Hours (7.5 Pharmacology).   $85.00

This module provides *new* pharmacology content for the acute care practitioner working in a variety of settings where pediatric infectious disease problems are encountered. Take a closer look at pediatric pharmacokinetic principles as well as medications used to treat central line-associated bloodstream infections, pediatric sepsis, bone and joint infections, parasitic infections, travel-related infections, foodborne illness, and HIV, plus antiviral medications during the neonatal period.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability April 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Acute Care: Dermatology & Burns

Acute Care: Dermatology & Burns

7.5 Contact Hours (1.0 Pharmacology).   $85.00

Toxic epidermal necrolysis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, and unusual findings associated with enterovirus are just a sampling of the challenging pediatric dermatology conditions explored in this module. Strengthen your knowledge with content ranging from benign rashes to life-threatening conditions when you take a deeper look at current recommendations for pressure ulcers, thermal and chemical burn injuries, vasculitis, cutaneous drug reactions, derm emergencies, and cutaneous bacterial infections.

CE content acceptable for CPNP recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability November 2016. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Pharmacology: Hematology & Rheumatology

Pharmacology: Hematology & Rheumatology

7.5 Contact Hours (0.5 Psychopharmacology).   $85.00

Children with hematology or rheumatology disorders often visit primary care more than their subspecialty clinic. To support care coordination, get familiar with pharmacologic therapies for these conditions, including actions and potential adverse effects.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability October 2018. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Psychopharmacology

Psychopharmacology

7.5 Contact Hours.   $85.00

Staying on top of psychopharmacology for children and adolescents is critical in today's practice. This module offers a broad overview of pharmacotherapeutic agents for behavioral and mental health problems in primary care. Content covers agents used for ADHD, depression, anxiety, OCD, bipolar disease, tics and autism, and more. Adjunct therapies and co-morbidities with use of multiple medications are also reviewed. Off-label use of medications for certain conditions and current pediatric psychopharm controversies are included.

This module has been updated as of 2016. References from the 2014 module were retained unless more current information was available.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or PMHS recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability late 2017 with the launch of a brand new Psychopharmacology module. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Pharmacology: 2016 Current Concepts

Pharmacology: 2016 Current Concepts

7.5 Contact Hours. (1.0 Psychopharmacology)   $85.00

Fortify your practice with pediatric pharm updates especially curated for the busy APRN. PNCB's 2016 edition reflects a broad review of prevention and treatment of select common and not-so-common conditions seen in primary care. Use this module to stay current on pediatric headache, hypertension, ADHD, depression, anxiety, tuberculosis, psoriasis, fluoride, Vitamin K deficiency, contraception, and off-label use of drugs in children.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability April 2018. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Pharmacology: Respiratory & EENT

Pharmacology: Respiratory & EENT

7.5 Contact Hours.   $85.00

What does EENT spell? A big portion of your practice! Explore the newest treatment guidelines and therapies while reviewing select well-established standard treatments. This eagerly awaited module presents principles of judicious prescribing along with specific pharmacology, adverse effects, and parent education points.

Can be used for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability October 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Pharmacology: 2015 Current Concepts

Pharmacology: 2015 Current Concepts

7.5 Contact Hours.   $85.00

This Pediatric Updates module offers a broad overview of 2015 current concepts in pharmacology to help you stay up to date. Content reflects a review for prevention and treatment of common primary care conditions, across multiple body systems. More than twelve topics are covered, including acne, URIs, T2DM, menstrual disorders, hemangiomas, pediatric pharmacokinetics, and common adolescent ingestions.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability March 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Pharmacology: Gastroenterology

Pharmacology: Gastroenterology

7.5 Contact Hours.   $85.00

You already know how much GI issues can impact children's health. Strengthen your practice when you use this online module to update your knowledge with new guidelines and take a close look at medications used to treat pediatric gastrointestinal conditions. Constipation, inflammatory bowel disease, GERD, chronic dyspepsia, eosinophilic esophagitis, and gastroenteritis caused by various organisms are addressed in this relevant, engaging activity.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability January 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Primary Care: GYN & GU

Primary Care: GYN & GU

7.5 Contact Hours (2.5 Pharmacology).   $85.00

Learn the latest on gynecologic and genitourinary conditions in children and adolescents with this PNCB module. You'll access up-to-date literature on topics such as adolescent growth and development, gynecologic examination of the prepubertal female, enuresis, urinary tract and sexually transmitted infections. Issues seen in special populations including adolescents with physical and/or intellectual disabilities and transgender youth are included. Current guidelines for contraception are covered as well as screening for and treatment of STIs.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability August 2018. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Primary Care: 2016 Current Concepts

Primary Care: 2016 Current Concepts

7.5 Contact Hours. (1.5 Pharmacology)   $85.00

Ready for a primary care deep-dive into current articles on a variety of conditions? You'll get updates on neonatal lupus, bronchiolitis, pneumonia, celiac disease, Lyme disease, hypertension, hypothyroidism, foreign body ingestions, and more.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability February 2018. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Primary Care: Behavioral & Mental Health

Primary Care: Behavioral & Mental Health

7.5 Contact Hours (2.0 Pharmacology).   $85.00

ADHD, autism, anxiety, depression, and more... As families increasingly turn to primary care providers to identify - and in some cases manage - child and adolescent behavioral and mental health concerns, staying up to date is vital to supporting your community. Use this module to review age-specific screening, assessment, and management of pediatric behavioral/mental health problems. Topics include early detection and psychosocial interventions, autism, OCD, Munchausen syndrome by proxy and its subtypes, emotional neglect, gender dysphoria, ADHD, mood disorders, anxiety disorders, psychosis, and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warning regarding antidepressants.

CE content acceptable for CPNP, CPN or PMHS recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability November 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Primary Care: 2015 Current Concepts

Primary Care: 2015 Current Concepts

7.5 Contact Hours (1.5 Pharmacology).   $85.00

Explore a variety of articles in current literature that address conditions encountered in pediatric primary care. Topics such as chronic recurrent abdominal pain, vitamin K deficiency bleeding, Down syndrome, early onset multiple sclerosis, parasomnias, paternal postpartum depression, among others, are included.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability February 2017. Please return to this site for any future date changes.


Primary Care: Rheumatology

Primary Care: Rheumatology

7.5 Contact Hours (3.0 Pharmacology).   $85.00

Little bodies with rheumatological conditions need specialized care. Update your knowledge and support your practice with this focused module. You will review structure and function of body systems impacted by rheumatology concerns in pediatric patients and cover related pharmacology and drug therapy. Juvenile idiopathic arthritis and systemic lupus erythematosus are specifically addressed.

CE content acceptable for CPNP or CPN recertification.

Anticipated to retire from purchase availability December 2016. Please return to this site for any future date changes.