When your child is sick, you may need to give him or her medicine – but any kind of medicine or vitamin can harm your child if you give the wrong dose, at the wrong time, or in the wrong way.
(PRWEB) May 14, 2017
HealthyChildren.org, the official American Academy of Pediatrics website for parents, presents a new webinar for parents on the topic of medication safety. “Giving Medicine to Kids: Dosing, Droppers, and Other Dos and Don’ts,” will stream live on May 25, 2017 at 1 p.m. ET.
The free webinar will be hosted by David Hill, MD, FAAP, a father, practicing pediatrician and author of Dad to Dad: Parenting Like a Pro.
“When your child is sick, you may need to give him or her medicine – but any kind of medicine or vitamin can harm your child if you give the wrong dose, at the wrong time, or in the wrong way,” Dr. Hill said.
Parents will learn how to safely give medicines, including reading medicine labels, determining the correct dosage, keeping medicines out of kids’ reach, and reacting in an emergency.
The webinar will run 45 minutes and will include an audiovisual presentation. A live question and answer session with Dr. Hill will follow.
Parents can register to attend the webinar at https://cc.readytalk.com/r/uj5kjn2wjixg&eom. An archived version of the webinar will be available to registrants.
This webinar has been planned and developed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP). The presenter and contributors are experts in the field of pediatrics and pediatric subspecialties. The AAP is grateful for the sponsorship of Johnson & Johnson Consumer Inc. The Academy’s acceptance of sponsorship does not constitute or imply an endorsement of any product or service.
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