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To Prepare
Review the interactive media piece in this week’s
Resources and reflect on the types of drugs used to treat pediatric
patients with mood disorders.
Reflect on situations in which children should be
prescribed drugs for off-label use.
Think about strategies to make the off-label use and
dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Consider
specific off-label drugs that you think require extra care and attention
when used in pediatrics.
Write a 1-page narrative in APA format that addresses the following:
Explain the circumstances under which children should
be prescribed drugs for off-label use. Be specific and provide examples.
Describe strategies to make the off-label use and
dosage of drugs safer for children from infancy to adolescence. Include
descriptions and names of off-label drugs that require extra care and
attention when used in pediatrics.
Reminder: The College of Nursing requires that all papers submitted include a title page, introduction, summary, and references.