Every 10 minutes in the United States, there’s a child under the age of 6 taken to an emergency department for medication poisoning. Most of the incidents occur in the home, a CHOC pharmacist tells CHOC Radio.
In podcast No. 23, Dr. Shannon Bertagnoli offers tips to help prevent children from getting into medications:
- where to store medicine;
- what to do with visitors; and
- how to take medication
She also offers online resources for caregivers interested in learning more.
CHOC Radio theme music by Pat Jacobs.