Hospital ENCARE Team Offers Free Medication Safety Class

05-12-2006
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.
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