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Children and their medicines: enhancing your practice - focal point


  • Released: 03/2012
  • Reviewed: 04/2016
  • Study time: 5h:0m
  • Standard price: £15.00
  • NHS HEE funded price: £0.00

This programme will help you consider the differences in optimising medicines use in children, and deals with altered drug handling, unlicensed or off-label medicines, and effective communication with children.

Learning objectives

On completion of all aspects of this programme you should be able to:

  • explain the differences in drug handling and effects between children and adults
  • discuss the licensing issues that must be considered in medicines for children
  • implement a holistic approach to the treatment of children with long-term conditions
  • communicate effectively with children and their parents or carers
  • explain the increased risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs) in children and describe the action you should take if you suspect an ADR in a child
  • list useful information sources with respect to dealing with paediatric patients.

How to use this programme

On your computer: You can open this programme as a PDF in your web browser. We recommend that you download and save it to your computer and view it through Adobe Reader.

On your tablet device: If you would like to view this programme on your tablet device you can download the PDF and open it within a free PDF reader app. We have tested this type of programme in a few apps and found that it works in the Adobe Reader app on Android and Apple devices and the PDF Reader app on Apple devices.

Learning intended for

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy technicians
  • Pre-registration trainees
  • CPPE registrants