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*A new study shows that about 63,358 children experience medication errors every year in their HOME!
*A quarter of these were infants under one year of age
*Most common mistakes involved pain medications, like aspirin. After that, it is cold and cough medications.
What can we do as parents and caregivers?
– Use measuring cups for liquid medications to help give the correct dose!
– Use smart phone apps to schedule and track medication doses
Before giving a medication, STOP! Make sure you have the 3 RIGHTS:
Make sure to read the labels before giving any type of medication and consulting with a doctor for any questions and concerns
If a medication mistakes does happen, call the American Association of Poison Control Centers at 1-800-222-1222.