Medication Aide Training & Update Seminar

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Medication Aide Training
Medication Aide Training

Course Description

Medication aide training will prepare you with the knowledge, skills, and abilities essential for the provision of medication administration and require the following:

  • 130 hours lecture/lab work
  • 10 hours of clinical externship to be completed at your place of employment under the direct supervision of a nurse

Course Objectives

  • Describe the basic role and responsibilities of a medication aide
  • Identify the ethical and legal implications of a medication aide
  • Understand what actions and administration of medicines is prohibited by law for medication aides
  • Learn the necessary skills to receive 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
  • Antibiotics
  • 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 internship. Students must then successfully complete a clinical externship.

Medication Aide Training
Medication Aide Update Seminar
Continued Education Class | 7 hours
Upon satisfactory completion of this seminar, you will receive a copy of your continuing education certificate. Within 10 days of completion, an additional copy along with form 5504 will be mailed to Texas Health and Human Services’ Medication Aide Program.

Seminar Description

The comprehensive medication management drug therapy team 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.

Seminar Objectives

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.

Medication Aide Renewal Requirements

Continuing Education hours are not required for your very first renewal.
A 7-hour continuing education training will be required for every year following your first-year renewal.

We are approved to teach these continuing education hours by Texas Health and Human Services and Texas Workforce Commission’s Career Schools and Colleges.

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