March 20, 2018 – Some recommendations include so much common sense it almost feels silly to make the recommendation – until you are presented with the statistic listed below.
About 60,000 young children are brought to the ER each year because they got into medicines that were left within reach. Learn how to keep medicines up and away from curious little ones. https://t.co/PimYcdvdXS #MedsUpAway #NPPW18 pic.twitter.com/tO5cWsFFDp
— CDC (@CDCgov) March 19, 2018
60,000 is a large number – particularly for something that should be close to 100% preventable.
Today is the day to put medications up and away – out of reach and out of sight.
Today is the day to go to the Up and Away website and review practical tips for taking control of this significant safety concern in your home.