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…..of a child is vital around the home or at a child-care centre. Refrain from referring to medication as lollies when providing medicine to children. Never store chemicals in drink bottles or used cans.
Before administering any medication, check advice on the labels or accompanying documentation and ensure that the medicine matches. In addition, check on the correct dose, the administration route, the reason it is given, the time and frequency it is to be administered.
The use of chemicals at work or home should only occur when the recommended protective clothing or equipment is used. It includes spraying, painting or oven cleaning. A Safety Data Sheet exists for onsite chemicals and poisons in the workplace, and its advice should be followed closely.
Tomorrow we look at how to recognise when a person has been poisoned.
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