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Administration of Medication in Early Childhood Settings

Different situations may or may not require administration of medication to children while in childcare, and providers should have written policy and procedures regarding when and if to give medications. This training program covers when to give medications; the "Five Rights" of assisting with medication; safety measures in handling, storing, and disposing of medications; side effects and allergic reactions; appropriate documentation; and effective follow-up with parents. Participant activities help staff correctly measure and administer medication. 

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At the end of the session, the participants will be able to:
  • Identify situations which may require administration of medication on site.
  • List the "Five Rights" of assisting with medication.
  • State necessary documentation and follow-up to administration of medication.
  • Identify ways to assist parents with children's medication and treatment.
  • Describe safety measures in handling, storing and disposing of medications.


Content includes: 
  • Policy regarding when to give medications
  • Risks in giving medications
  • Authorization and Documentation
  • The "5 Rights" of Medication (right route, medication, time, dose and child)
  • Side effects and allergic reactions
  • Storage and disposal



Training modules are expert reviewed and address national standards, including Caring for Our Children, Head Star Performance Standards and NAEYC Accreditation criteria.  Click here to view examples of specific requirements.

Programs are designed to meet State child care licensing requirements and training CEU approval criteria.  Some state licensing boards require approval of child care training modules before presenting for CEU credit.  Contact Dr. Charlotte Hendricks for information regarding CEU approval in your state.


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(31 PowerPoint Slides)  Price: $125.00

Healthy Childcare Consultants, Inc.
2312 Chandawood Drive, Pelham, AL  35124-1229
Telephone 205-663-7402       FAX 205-621-2149

Contact Dr. Charlotte Hendricks

*The boxed thumbnail images are examples from the training module.

Addresses Head Start Performance Standards. 

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Click here to read program descriptions in Spanish.





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