In 2012, America's 57 poison centers received more than 1 million exposure calls. Most of these were accidental and preventable. Educators play a key role providing information parents, grandparents, caretakers, and others need to prevent or minimize accidental injury. Older adults have increased risk of food poisoning, medication error, drug interactions, and adverse effects. These can be reduced through education.
Additional Educational Resources
New 5th and 6th Grade OTC Medicine Literacy Program: A critical approach to educating fifth and sixth grade students about medication Safety.Find medicine safety material for fifth and sixth-grade students on the OTC Literacy for Teachers website.