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Safe Medication Storage: Consent Form

Activity Details
  • Credit Type: Other
  • Credit Amount: 1.00
  • Cost: Free
  • Release: Jun 15, 2022
  • Expires: Jun 14, 2025
  • Estimated Time to Complete:
    1 Hour(s)
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Carla J.  Hay Carla J. Hay, MSN RN SANE
SANE Pediatric Forensic Nurse
University of Kentucky Department of Pediatrics, Forensic Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Christina L.  Howard Christina L. Howard, MD, FAAP
Child Fatality and Injury Prevention Pediatric Consultant
Maternal and Child Health Division, Department for Public Health
Chief of Division of Pediatric Forensic Medicine
Assistant Professor
UK Healthcare Department of Pediatrics
Lexington, Kentucky

Tonya Jernigan Tonya Jernigan, LCSW
Social Worker Principal
University of Kentucky Department of Pediatrics, Forensic Medicine
Lexington, Kentucky

Jennifer N.  Perry Jennifer N. Perry, LCSW
Social Worker Principal
Adolescent Medicine
University of Kentucky
Lexington, Kentucky

Needs Statement

Nearly 60,00 young children are seen in Emergency Departments – about 4 busloads per day – each year due to accidental ingestions. About 61% of poisoning deaths are attributed to medication and/or illicit substances. In Kentucky, nearly half of all cases reviewed by the Child Fatality and Near Fatality External Review Panel with a determination of neglect due to unsafe access to deadly means, involved overdose/ingestion of medication or illicit substances. While caregivers verbalize the importance of safe medication storage, very few caregivers practice safe medication storage. Providers who prescribe MOUDs can play a large role in stressing the importance of safe medication storage with patients.

Target Audience

Medical providers, therapists/counselors, case managers, nurses and peer support specialists working in practices that prescribe medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD). Attendees can receive free medication storage lock bags to distribute to their patients. 


Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:
1. Cite National and state data on ingestions
2. Identify documented risks to children attributed to unsafe medication storage by caregivers
3. Discuss talking points for teaching caregivers how to safety store medications.
4. Name resources for safe medication storage


In support of improving patient care, University of Kentucky HealthCare CECentral is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

UK Healthcare CECentral certifies this activity for 1.00 hour of participation.

Faculty Disclosure

All planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content are required to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies within the prior 24 months.  An ineligible company is defined as one whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients. Financial relationships are relevant if the educational content an individual can control is related to the business lines or products of the ineligible company.

None of the planners, faculty, and others in control of educational content for this educational activity have relevant financial relationship(s) to disclose with ineligible companies.

The material presented in this course represents information obtained from the scientific literature as well as the clinical experiences of the speakers. In some cases, the presentations might include discussion of investigational agents and/or off-label indications for various agents used in clinical practice. Speakers will inform the audience when they are discussing investigational and/or off-label uses.

Disclosure of a relationship is not intended to suggest or condone commercial bias in any presentation, but it is made to provide participants with information that might be of potential importance to their evaluation of a presentation.


In collaboration with UK Pediatric Forensic Medicine.