Checklist for using medicine

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Checklist for using medicine

Recommended for 7–16-year-olds.

This assignment is related to a topic for which you can find background information in the section "Are you using your medicine correctly?" of the "Basic information on medicine" page.

Learning goal

The goal of this assignment is to learn what steps are involved in taking your medicine.

Progress of the assignment

Go through the Checklist for using medicine together. You can look for the information requested on the checklist from the sample package and the package leaflet. How thoroughly you should discuss the checklist depends on the children's age.

With first and second graders, you can go through the different steps of taking your medicine. You can bring a medicine cabinet, some medicine packages, and dosage cups, or syringes to the class. The children can use them to go through the steps themselves and practice measuring an antibiotics mixture dose using water, for example.

With older children, you can go through the checklist in more detail, and also discuss the things marked on the list with bullet points. With them, you can also use the checklist as support for or as an introduction to other assignments. For example, the children can go through the checklist before the Pharmacy visit roleplay, making it easier for them to come up with questions for a visit to a pharmacy.

Print out the Checklist for using medicine.

The checklist for using medicine was modelled after the instructions of the United States Pharmacopeia, www.usp.org

Print out the Sample medicine package and the sample package leaflets