This series of courses are taught by trained Nurses who teach direct support professionals how to administer oral, eye, ear, topical, and nasal medications.
Medication Administration I demonstrates performance of health-related activities and mediation preparation, administration, and documentation for each route of medication administration presented in the 14 hour course. A 2 hour renewal courses is also offered for Medication I.
Medication Administration II provides training on how to administer and document administering, feedings, cleaning, and medication through G/J tubes. A 4 hour G/J tube and 1 hour renewal courses are available.
Medication Administration III teaches the signs, symptoms, and management of diabetes, and administering, and documentation of subcutaneous insulin injections.A 4 hour class.
18 years of age
Valid Government Issued ID
Working for DODD company or Independent Provider
A certified medication aide shall administer prescription medications only at the delegation of a nurse to residents of nursing homes and residential care facilities. A certified medication aide, to whom the task of medication administration is delegated, may administer oral medications, topical medications, medications administered as nasal spray, or as drops, or ointment to a resident’s eye, ear, or nose; rectal and vaginal medications; or inhalants delivered by inhalers, nebulizers, or aerosols that allow for a single dose of a fixed, pre-measured amount of medication.
This one-week, 21-hour course is comprised of 21 hours of classroom instruction which includes didactic lecture and laboratory training in addition to clinical training at a skilled nursing facility, completion of the course the candidate must submit an application to the Connecticut Board of Nursing and undergo a civil and Federal background check. Furthermore, results from the COMPASS Placement Test for Math and Reading must be submitted for entrance into the Medication Aide Program. If a Certified Medication Aide is employed by a residential care facility and will be administering medications to residents, he/she must obtain a minimum of one year direct care experience. If the applicant seeks to administer medication to residents at a nursing home, he/she must first at least be an STNA.
Norwich, CT / Willimantic, CT / Online
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Monday's, Wednesday's & Thursday's
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 Hour Lunch Break)
High School Diploma
Plus see additional PreRec's to the left
At least eighteen years of age;
Have a high school diploma or a high school equivalence diploma
Have successfully completed their STNA classes and passed their STNA state examination (if the applicant is to function as a certified medication aide in a nursing home)
If the applicant is to function as a certified medication aide in a residential care facility the applicant must be either have at least one year of direct care experience in a residential care facility or be an STNA.
Medication Administration-Certification CBN
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