Giving medicines to children: NPS MedicineWise videos appearing on screens across the health sector

Three short videos produced by NPS MedicineWise in collaboration with the Sydney Children’s Hospitals Network are starting to appear on screens across the health sector, including in hospital waiting rooms.

NPS MedicineWise CEO Adj A/Prof Steve Morris says the videos feature a pharmacist, a child life therapist and a nurse giving practical tips in a quick format to help upskill parents and carers in giving medicines to children.

“The one to two minute videos feature real parents and kids who volunteered their time to get involved, and we hope they will play an important role in combating some of the misinformation we see particularly on social media when it comes to children and medicines.

“It’s fantastic to have the support of hospitals, pharmacies, general practices and other health settings across the country to help have these messages heard by new mums and dads, by grandparents and anyone else who cares for, and might give medicine to a small child.

“The videos are available with and without subtitles, and we would love to see these videos on rotation on any screens in wards, waiting rooms, pharmacies and anywhere else they might help people become more medicinewise in this important area,” he said.

Watch the three short videos

Watch the video playlist on the NPS MedicineWise YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLQbp9AN4mtugV-iQinnREFfsVTDnflRfm

Download the high quality versions of the videos to play on screens in your clinic or health setting via Dropbox.

With subtitles: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/k4uttmtk6oab0sj/AAA5Y3AEQKIZZDb1lCCU4hvFa?dl=0

Without subtitles: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/j4scs4zkddobni0/AAD02y4ocWpxhVzGaBD9k1xna?dl=0

 

Media enquries

Media enquiries

Matthew Harris, NPS MedicineWise Communications & PR adviser: (02) 8217 9229, 0419 618 365 or [email protected]

Independent, evidence-based and not-for-profit, NPS MedicineWise enables better decisions about medicines, medical tests and other health technologies. We receive funding from the Australian Government Department of Health.