Hospital ENCARE Team Offers Free Medication Safety Class
Did you know the effectiveness and safety of a prescription drug can be
compromised if it is mixed with certain all-natural herbal remedies or
even some foods? Serious complications can also arise from multiple prescription
drug interactions or consuming alcohol while taking a prescription medication.
ENCARE/Worcester County Injury Prevention Institute, a chapter of the
national Emergency Nurses Association Injury Prevention Institute, will
present a TAKECARE Program on Medication Safety on Wednesday, June 7, 2006.
From 10 a.m. until 12 p.m. in Conference Room #2 at Atlantic General Hospital,
ENCARE trainers Candy Gebhart and Krista Conway will discuss the safe
use of medications, certain alcohol and medication interactions, and the
importance of discussing all current medications – including over-the-counter
medicines and herbal remedies – with your doctor. A review of herbal
medications and fall prevention will also be given.
Pre-registration is required; please call 410-641-9268.
About Atlantic General Hospital’s ENCARE Team
Organized in 2004 by a group of emergency department nurses and nurse
technicians at Atlantic General Hospital with the mission of reducing
the number of preventable injuries and deaths in Worcester County, ENCARE
provides injury prevention education to the community on various topics
including bicycle and helmet safety, underage drinking, drunk driving,
fall prevention, and seatbelt safety. Each trainer on the ENCARE team
is certified in injury prevention education. To learn how the ENCARE team
can help your organization, please call 410-641-9630.