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Child Care Health Consultant Competency 8: Safe Medication Administration and Medical Procedures

When necessary, CCHCs help programs make connections with specialists who can provide training, consultation, and monitoring to meet the needs of children with a range of health conditions. A CCHC helps programs develop policies and implement procedures for medication administration. CCHCs also

  • Provide and/or support training in medication administration and medical procedures in the context of
    state regulations and applicable professional practice acts
  • Help programs set up a system to ensure that emergency medications are accessible at all times
  • Identify consultants with specialized skills who can support staff caring for children with special health
    care needs
  • Support ongoing monitoring of medication administration and performance of medical procedures,

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Featured Initiatives and Resources

RC logo, square, no text An in-person training for early educators to learn about NC Child Care Rules and best practices for medication administration in child care. Topics include receiving, documenting, storing, and disposing of types of medication and forms required to be completed prior to giving medication.

The Medication Administration in Early Care and Education Settings Training is an online opportunity developed by the AAP to teach the knowledge and skills needed for child care providers administer medications.

Nemours is a nonprofit children’s health system that provides information in English and Spanish for parents and educators on health topics. KidsHealth includes information for parents on medications for children and using them safely.

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