The nurse is teaching young parents about medication administration in their child. Which statements are appropriate to include in the teaching plan? (Select all that apply.)
A) "Guard against spills and spitting to ensure that your child gets an accurate dose."
B) "Do not mix your child's medication with food or drink."
C) "This calibrated spoon will help your child get an accurate dose."
D) "Keep a medication record to make sure you do not give more than one dose at a time."
E) "If your child spits some medication out, give another full dose at that time."
Correct: A, C, D
Spills and spitting are common causes of inaccurate dosing in children. It is often helpful to mix medication with food or juice to mask the taste when allowed. Calibrated spoons and medication records can improve accuracy. To prevent overdosing, parents should estimate the amount a child spits out and replace only that amount