Medication Administration

Course Bio:

 

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.

 

PREREQUISITES:

 

18 years of age

Valid Government Issued ID

​Working for DODD company or Independent Provider

Course Details:

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.

Course Details

Course Hours:

Classroom: 21

Where:

Norwich, CT / Willimantic, CT / Online 

 

Tuition Cost:

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Available To Those That Qualify!

Days:

Monday's, Wednesday's & Thursday's

Times:

9:00 AM - 5:00 PM (1 Hour Lunch Break)

Prerequisite:

High School Diploma 

Plus see additional PreRec's to the left

Prerequisites

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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