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Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety, Engaging Youth About Responsible Medicine Use

Tuesday, February 4, 2020
1:45 PM
3:00 PM
Chesapeake G-I


Over-The-Counter (OTC) medicines, when taken as directed are generally safe, but when taken incorrectly can cause significant harm. Research suggests that children begin to self-administer medication at age 11. Over 20,000 kids per year need medical attention due to medicine misuse.

Please join us for an in-depth skill-building session on how to engage youth in a critical conversation about responsible medicine use. This FREE, evidence-based, comprehensive, Common Core–ready educational program includes resources for teachers, community members, families, and the medical community.

Participants will be able to utilize appropriate Over-The-Counter Medication Safety Program materials for different audiences, identify and understand essential Over-The-Counter Medication Safety practices and identify opportunities to embed the Over-The-Counter Medication Safety Program into current community initiatives. In addition, participants will leave this session with the knowledge, materials and skills to implement this evidence-based program, teaching youth proper medication safety practices.

The evidence-based Over-The-Counter (OTC) Medicine Safety program was developed by Scholastic and The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) in partnership with Johnson & Johnson, Inc. (JJCI).

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Tessa Miracle, OCPS
SPF Rx Consultant
Interact For Change