Course Description: To prepare you with the knowledge, skills and abilities that are essential for the provision of medication administration. 130 hours Lecture/Lab. 10 hour externship(clinical); externship to be completed at your place of employment under direct supervision of a nurse
· Identify the ethical and legal implications of a medication aide
· Identify what is prohibited by law for medication aides to perform and medications to administer
· Describe the basic role and responsibilities of a medication aide
· Learn all necessary skills for job opportunities in nursing facilities, skilled nursing facilities, correctional institutions, assisted living facilities, and ICF/IID homes
Course Outline: The key topics/concepts of this course are:
· Workplace safety
· Administration of medication
· Drugs affecting the body systems
· Drugs affecting the eyes, ears and skin
· Pediatric patients
· Care planning assistance
Course Completion Requirements: Students must complete the required course of study with an average grade of 70% or better on all written exams. Students must be able to demonstrate and pass all skills before completing their clinical externship. Students must successfully complete a clinical externship.
Upon satisfactory completion you will receive a copy of your continuing education certificate. Then within 10 days, the other copy along with form 5504 will be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services, Medication Aide Program.
The drug therapy team for comprehensive medication management plays a vital role in protecting the health and welfare of the citizens of Texas. It is imperative that Medication Aides, as participating members of the drug therapy team, possess the knowledge and skills necessary to carry out their responsibilities. Medication Aides exercise a vital role in facilitating drug information, communications, medication compliance and positive health outcomes.
To maintain and enhance the competency of Permitted Medication Aides to administer medications as specified at and 40 TAC Chapter 95, Medication Aide. To protect the health and welfare of facility residents.
Continuing Education hours are not required for your very first renewal.
After your 1st year renewal all following years you will need to complete a 7-hour continuing education training.
We are approved with Texas Health and Human Services and Texas Workforce Commission Career Schools and Colleges to teach theses hours.