NILA E. STURLIN
A Story About Medication Safety
ABOUT THE BOOK
Among young children, 95 percent of medication-related poisoning visits to the emergency departments are caused by a child ingesting medication while unsupervised; five percent are due to dosing errors made by caregivers" (safekids.org 2015). It is never too early to educate children and families about medication safety. This short story conveys an important message to children ages four and up about the dangers of medication misuse. Mary Stephens, a kind and free-spirited little girl learns a valuable lesson when her pet rabbit Clover falls victim to a medication mishap.
- Paperback: 38 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press (February 27, 2016)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1478771267
- ISBN-13: 978-1478771265
MY VIEW OF BOOK
This little book is good for children to learn about medication, that it can help one to get well and feel better but too much, and it can make you sicker.
Children need to learn at an early age that medicines are not to be touched except by adults. It is not candy and it can hurt you if taken wrong.
Parents and grandparents should keep medications up and out of reach of children. They are naturally inquisitive so take the safety precautions.
The author wrote a book that will help to inform children that medicines can help but can also harm. The way the book is written is in the way a child can understand and may develop a question and answer time between the reader and the one being read to.
The author puts in a phrase "right time, right dose" is easy for little ones to remember. They need to be constantly reminded of this. The author presented an important topic. SAFETY!
I feel every child should have a copy of this book on their bookshelf to be read and re-read. This is the first children's book on this topic that I've ever seen or read. VERY IMPORTANT!
I received this complimentary copy of this book from the author, Nila E. Sturlin, in exchange for my unbiased view.
I would give this book 5 STARS.
Nila Sturlin is a third year Pharm. D. student at the University of Illinois-Chicago College of Pharmacy and a graduate student of UIC School of Public Health. She is an active member of the American Public Health Association. She holds an executive board position with Student National Pharmaceutical Association. Nila lives with her husband and kids in Loves Peak, Illinois. In her free time, she enjoys amateur photography, writing, travel, online shopping, and volunteering in her community.