Educate Parents and the School Community About Cough Medicine Abuse

The National Association of School Nurses (NASN) has partnered with the Consumer Healthcare Products Association (CHPA) to create Home to Homeroom - an educational program which includes a presentation and template letter for school nurses to share with parents and other caring adults. It contains important information about the signs and side effects of cough medicine abuse. See Related from NCPIE: Maximizing Your Role as a Teen Influencer Workshop module to educate and equip teen influencers – parents, grandparents, teachers, coaches, community and school-based healthcare providers and others – with credible information addressing the growing problem of prescription drug abuse by teens and effective strategies to take action to help prevent it.