Nine out of every 10 poisonings for children ages 12 and younger involve medication errors or unsupervised children taking medicine on their own. With nearly all of these incidents occurring in the home, storing, using, and disposing of over-the-counter and prescription medication is an essential safety check for every parent.
Targeted outreach week: March 16-22, 2014
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Toolkit reviewed: 2014
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Medication Dosing & Errors
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POISON PREVENTION: GENERAL
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*List of Abbreviations
AAPCC: American Association of Poison Control Centers
CIRP: Center for Injury Research and Policy at Nationwide Children’s Hospital
CPSC: United States Consumer Product Safety Commission
FDA: United States Food and Drug Administration
HRSA: United States Health Resources and Services Administration
SKW: Safe Kids Worldwide
UAOS: Up and Away and Out of Sight
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