Safe Medication Storage

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.

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