Giving Medication to Children

by Cathy Parkes July 14, 2021 Updated: December 29, 2021

Giving Medication to Children - LevelUpRN

Educate families that when giving medication to children, they must use a calibrated device (such as a dropper, syringe, or medication cup), NEVER a kitchen teaspoon, at eye level.

Also, never mix liquid medicine into a whole baby bottle, but rather a small amount (1 tsp) of liquid or soft food.



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