Pharmacy-based Immunization Delivery
Friday, Jan. 17
Pharmacists and pharmacy students interested in being eligible to give immunizations as part of their practice are encouraged to enroll in this live training seminar hosted by the College's Office of Continuing Education. Training will take place in Jones 1303 and 1390.
Poison and Abuse Prevention
Protect Your Family and the Community
* Nationally, an estimated 71,000 children under the age of 18 are seen in emergency rooms each year because of medication poisonings. Over 80 percent of these visits result from an unsupervised child finding and consuming medications.
* Child resistant packaging is just that - resistant. In fact, children as young as three years old can access "child-proof" caps and packages wthin 10 minutes. Because some medications look like candy, young children are especially vulnerable.
* Each day, 2,700 teenagers abuse a prescription drug for the first time. Unfortunately, many of those drugs are found in the home.
* One in three teens report having a close friend who abuses prescription pain medication to get high, or being offered a prescription or over-the-counter medicine for the purpose of abuse. Ever heard of a "skittles party?" At these parties, teens come together with medications they have acquired, likely from a friend or relative's medicine cabinet, and mix all of the medications together. They then take turns swallowing a handful of medications, often with alcohol. Removing unused and expired medications from your home and keeping those that you do need locked up or under close watch can prevent these types of abuse events from occuring.
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