AHA PALS Course
When it comes to medication safety, it is best to keep the bottles out of reach and preferably have a cap that locks when placed back on the bottle. There are many devices that are available today that can secure cabinet doors. Do not put medications in a purse that does not have a cap that is locked. The containers that provide 7 days of medications should never be within a child’s reach. The majority of the time these will have numerous medications in each compartment and a child definitely does not need to ingest the different types and quantities of medicine. If you ever suspect that a child has taken any medication that is prescribed to an adult it is best to call 911, as the paramedics have been trained in providing life saving measures that were taught in a PALS course and they are required to be certified.