GameChangers: Weight-Based Dosing

GameChangers: Weight-Based Dosing

Most drugs are dosed based on weight. This GameChangers episode looks at medication considerations in patients with obesity and in pediatric patients. Tune in for important tips every pharmacist can use to ensure safe and effetive medication outcomes in patients.

The GameChanger: Too often, health care providers don’t dose medications based on weight. The pharmacist should be ensuring doses are correct based on patient weight.

Upon successful completion of this course, learners should be able to:
1. Discuss strategies to verify weight-based dosing accuracy to improve patient safety and therapeutic outcomes.
2. Explain appropriate dosing adjustments for commonly prescribed antibiotics in pediatric patients and patients with obesity.

Geoffrey C. Wall, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS, CG
Professor of Clinical Sciences
Drake University College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences

Jake Galdo, PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCGP

Stephanie Weightman, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS, BCEMP
Clinical Pharmacy Manager
Perfecting Peds

Dr. Wall is a member of the Janssen Speaker’s Bureau. All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated.
Dr. Galdo has a spouse that is an employee at Eli Lilly currently.
Dr. Weightman has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. 

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Release Date: July 1, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: July 1, 2025

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Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-208-H01-P
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0h 30m

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Disease State/Drug Therapy



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01 Drug Therapy





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