Medication Safety

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
Note: Materials may now be used any time.

Suggested hashtag: #preventpoison

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Project Materials

These materials were created by Prevent Child Injury to help spread the key messages on medication safety. Please feel free to use these materials as needed. Most of these materials can be co-branded with your organization’s logo. 

Customizable Press Release
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Newsletter/Blog
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Media Guide
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Fact graphic – right click to save
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Resources

These resources were created by members and other trusted sources.

Medication Dosing & Errors

Fact Sheets

 

Checklists/Records

 

Videos

Giving Medicine to Children – FDA*
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Teaching Kids about Using Medicine Safely – FDA*
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Storage & Disposal

Brochures/Fact Sheets/Flyers

Up and Away Poster – UAOS*
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Videos

 

POISON PREVENTION: GENERAL

Brochures/Fact Sheets/Flyers

 

Infographics

 

Videos

 
 

National Experts

Prevent Child Injury offers members access to spokespeople selected for their knowledge on injury prevention topics. These experts are available to speak to media and other interested parties.

Toolkits

*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
*KYOTC: KnowYourOTCS.org
*SKW : Safe Kids Worldwide
*UAOS: Up and Away and Out of Sight


*Links to other organizations found on this site are provided solely as a service to our users. These links do not constitute an endorsement of these organizations or their programs by Prevent Child Injury, and none should be inferred. Prevent Child Injury is not responsible for the content of the individual organization web pages found at these links.