Free Medication Administration Webinar for Early Care and Education Providers

Join the Pennsylvania Child Care Association (PACCA) and the PA Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (PA AAP) Early Childhood Education Linkage System (ECELS) program for a two-part webinar series, Introduction to Medication Administration for Early Care and Education Providers on Thursday, June 20th and Tuesday, June 25th, 2024 from 12:30pm to 2:00 pm. In child care, medication can be administered by child care providers to maintain the health of the child, prevent illness, or relieve symptoms. Doing this allows a child who is not acutely ill to attend out-of-home child care. To administer medication, child care providers must comply with laws, regulations, and best practice. This session is designed to educate child care providers who give children medication but are not licensed health care professionals.

To receive credit for the live webinar, you must attend both 1.5-hour sessions in their entirety and complete the course evaluation. 3 hours of credit will then be awarded in the PD Registry within 48 hours of completion of the requirements.

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Cost: FREE
Dates: Thursday, June 20th and Tuesday, June 25th from 12:30pm-2pm
Presenters: Rosemarie Halt, RPh, MPH, BS ECELS Child Care Health Consultant; Marcie Banze, MSN, RN- Training and Technical Assistance Coordinator, ECELS
Objectives:

  • Identify different types of medication, why medication is given, and how it is given
  • Discuss how to evaluate and implement medication storage, preparation, and administration techniques
  • Support appropriate documentation
  • Recognize and respond to adverse reactions
  • Learn how to develop and implement appropriate policies

This webinar will present medication administration information and discuss the pertinent standards from Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards:

3.6.3.1: Medication Administration
3.6.3.2: Labeling, Storage, and Disposal of Medications
3.6.3.3: Training of Caregivers/Teachers to Administer Medication
9.2.3.9: Written Policy on Use of Medications
9.4.1.1: Facility Insurance Coverage