Medication Safety

In the hospital

At home

Kids and families can help with medication safety in the hospital in a few ways. First, know the medications you are taking, when you should take them, the dose, and what the medication is for.

Kids can be medication checkers and serve as a double-checker in the safety process. It gives them a chance to be involved in their care and identify their name and date of birth on any medication that is given.

Keeping medicines out of the reach of children is a great first step to staying safe with medicines.

Kids should know not to take medicines that aren’t theirs.

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Published by madvocator

Charisse Montgomery is the author of the Super Safe Kids series of books and safety tools. These tools engage children, parents, and their families in improving safety and advocacy in the hospital, the community and the home. A former educator, Charisse Montgomery has earned bachelor's and master's degrees in English, along with a master's degree in Educational Psychology, with research focused on informing and empowering parents of medically fragile children. She completed a graduate certificate in Patient Advocacy and serves on the Board at Rainbow Babies & Children's Hospital.

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