Giving Medications Safely at Home
This video series aims to provide guidance to caregivers of children taking medications at home. While these videos are meant to be an educational resource, please note: if any of this information differs from what your child’s care team has taught you, consult with your care team.
Video #1: Types of Medications
Patients in treatment or receiving care can be prescribed many different types of medications. These may include chemotherapy, immunosuppressants, pain medication, or medications to prevent or treat infections.
Video #2: Reading a Medication Label
Instructions on medication labels contain a lot of important information. Find out what you should look for.
Video #3: Choosing the Right Liquid Oral Syringe and Giving the Correct Amount
This video offers step-by-step instructions on giving medication using an oral syringe.
Video #4: Handling and Storing Medications Safely
It’s important to follow certain safety steps when storing, preparing, and giving medications.