Bodily functions that reflects the
body’s state of health.
Five (5) Vital Signs
Infants and young children
who can hardly take
tablets or capsules are
given oral drugs in the
form of liquid.
In some cases liquid medicines are not
available, you may crush a tablet and mix it
with a little amount of liquid (full bottle), the
child will not get the entire dose if he is
unable to finish the liquid.
Devices Used in Giving Out Pediatric
Cup- can be used by bigger children
Dropper- usually used for infants
Syringe- usually used for infants
Hollow-handle-spoon - usually used for
Safety Key Points in Giving
Medications to Children
• Check the child’s mouth to ensure
that he has swallowed the oral drugs.
• Carefully mix oral drugs that come in