Medication Safety Tips for Kids

Here's a Quick Way to Prevent Medication Errors in Kids

22 Jul: Here’s a Quick Way to Prevent Medication Errors in Kids

Children are in need of medication as much as adults. With teething, fevers, ear aches, infections, and more serious health problems, children often require prescription medication to be administered in the hospital or at home. Often, this is simple over-the-counter (OTC) medication, such as Tylenol, Advil, or children’s Gravol, but sometimes prescription medication is required. Unfortunately, it is all too common for children to receive the wrong dose of medication, giving them too much or too little of what they need. According to Dr. Michael L. Rinke, a pediatrician at Children’s Hospital at Montefiore in Bronx, New York, and his colleagues, who did a review of the previous studies done on the administration of medication and the filling of prescriptions,…

Medication Safety Tips for Kids

04 Apr: Medication Safety Tips for Kids

When childproofing their home, most parents know to keep medications out of their child’s reach. However, many accidental poisonings still occur every year despite parental precautions, and the majority of these emergency room visits are related to medications that a child got into when a parent or caregiver was not looking. Therefore, it is important for every parent to pay attention to these new tips regarding medication safety tips for kids so they can ensure their child is safe from the threat of an accidental poisoning. Store Medications Out of Sight For most children, out of sight does mean out of mind. Therefore, one of the best steps parents can take to prevent an accidental poisoning is to store all…