The toolkit highlights four medication safety principles:
- Only take medicine given by a trusted adult
- Do not share medication or take someone else's medication
- Keep medications in their original containers to avoid confusion with candy or other medicines
- Always store medicine in a safe place, such as a locked cabinet or a high shelf that children can't reach
A "safety patrol" theme reiterates these four principles throughout the games and activities. The versatile resources also utilize a variety of teaching and learning techniques - they may be used in small or large groups, as stand-alone activities, or in combination.
At Granby Pharmacy, we would love to present this program to any group interested in a medication safety program. Currently we are marketing to scouting groups, but could be available to schools, 4H, community recreation centers, religious youth groups or sports teams. Programs for other age groups are also available, for example a teen program, college, adult, senior, and workplace.
The materials are free and available at www.cardinalhealth.com/GenerationRx
If you would like to schedule a presentation, please contact Beth Galloway at 860-653-2517 or email@example.com