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OTC Children’s Cough and Cold Medication To avoid accidental overdose in children, nurses should provide the following instructions to parents. • Don’t give children medication labeled for use in adults only. • Read the product label to ascertain the drug’s active ingredients and their purposes. • Use a single-agent product whenever possible. Use combination products only if the
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Unformatted text preview: child needs all the medications contained in them. • Don’t administer other medications that have any of the same or similar active ingredients. • Read the product label and closely follow directions for dosing. Don’t administer more than is recommended. • Use a dosing spoon to measure medication, never a household implement such as a kitchen spoon....
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This note was uploaded on 02/01/2011 for the course PNR 182 taught by Professor Toole during the Spring '10 term at Orangeburg-Calhoun Technical College.

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