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When Your Child Needs Medication

  • American Academy of Pediatrics


  • The National Association of School Nurses


  • About Kids Health


  • The College of Family Physicians of Canada


  • How to give your child medicine. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/drugs-procedures-devices/over-the-counter/medicine-and-your-child-how-to-give-your-child-medicine.html. Updated February 2012. Accessed October 21, 2013.

  • Medication safety tips. American Academy of Pediatrics Healthy Children website. Available at: http://www.healthychildren.org/English/safety-prevention/at-home/medication-safety/Pages/Medication-Safety-Tips.aspx. Updated May 11, 2013. Accessed October 21, 2013.

  • Medications: using them safely. Nemours Kids Health website. Available at: http://kidshealth.org/parent/system/medicine/medication%5Fsafety.html. Updated November 2011. Accessed October 21, 2013.

  • Murray RD, Gereige RS, et al. Policy statement—guidance for the administration of medication in school. Pediatrics. 2009;124(4):1244-1251.