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Giving Medicines to Children

1hour 0.1CEUs

The class is also available as part of a Knowledge Collection

$49 Children's Health: What to Do! See Details  


Discusses prescription and over-the-counter medicines, anaphylactic reactions, and problems giving medicines to children. It identifies certain medications that should not be given to children and common prescription abbreviations.

This mobile-friendly class is accessible on any device, including tablets and phones.


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Giving Medicines to Children

Goal: to understand the safety and use of medications and how to properly administer



Table of Contents

  1. Medications
  2. Giving Medications to Children
  3. Medication Safety
  4. Anaphylactic Reactions
  5. Documentation


Learning Objectives

After completing this class, the student will be able to:

  • Explain the difference between prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Properly manage common problems encountered in giving children medicine
  • Demonstrate safe medication practices
  • Recognize an anaphylactic reaction



NOTE: This course may reflect state-specific regulations. No information in this course supersedes any state regulations you need to follow. You must consult your state’s regulations when developing policies and procedures. Regulations for all states are accessible on the National Database of Child Care Licensing Regulations. Click on the link provided to view regulations in your state.

Health, Safety & Nutrition

Learning Outcomes

Be able to:

1. Explain the difference between prescription and over-the-counter medications

2. Properly manage common problems encountered in giving children medicine

3. Demonstrate safe medication practices

4. Recognize an anaphylactic reaction

Approved or accepted in:

Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, New Hampshire, New Mexico, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, Puerto Rico, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virgin Islands, Virginia, Washington, Wisconsin