Mon, Feb 20|
Medicine Safety for Child Care Programs
The Safe Kids Missoula Coalition works with our partners to help parents and caregivers learn about the safe use, safe storage and safe disposal of medicine through education, tip sheets, and resource referral.
Time & Location
Feb 20, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM
About the Event
Each year, 52,000 young children are seen at emergency departments because they got into medicine. In nearly half of cases, the medicine belonged to a grandparent.
Join Kevi Berger from the Foundation for Community Health to learn how medicine poisoning can be prevented by following a few important steps.
In this course, participants will:
- Learn how to reduce accidental injury due to medical care or medical errors during the medication-use process.
- Engage in hands on activities to educate parents and caregivers on common storage and dosing mistakes and how to avoid those mistakes.
- Learn about additional safety measures such as poison prevention number and when to use the number and/or overdose medication (naloxone).
Participants will receive 2hrs of ECP credit.