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Medication Administration

Medication Administration for Certified Nurse Aide

In the ACC Medication Administration for Nurse Aide Program, people who are currently employed as a certified nursing assistant can continue their education and develop a new skill. In this 140-hour state-approved program, you will learn the skills needed for the safe administration of routine medications to residents in long term care, MHMR facilities, licensed personal care facilities and correctional institutions. Upon completion of the program and successful state testing, you will earn your medication aide certificate which will allow you to perform certain skills with supervisory clearance including:

  • Observe and report reactions and side effects to medications
  • Take and record vital signs prior to administering medications
  • Administer regularly prescribed medication which you have been trained to administer
  • Administer oxygen via nasal cannula or a non-sealing mask in an emergency

Along with this introductory class, ACC also offers a Medication Aide Update class to help meet the annual educational requirements needed for this type of certification.

Course Description
The class provides in-depth review of medication administration including body systems; anatomy and physiology; and medication properties and includes classroom, laboratory and supervised clinical experience. Curriculum for this course includes, but is not limited to:

  • Procedures for preparation and administration of medications
  • Responsibility, accountability, storage and liabilities of medication administration
  • Use of reference materials
  • Documentation of medications
  • Federal and state licensing and certification standards
  • Lines of authority in clinical facilities
  • Allowable and prohibited practices of permit holders in medication administration
  • Drug reactions and side effects of commonly administered medications
  • Rules governing the Texas Department of Aging & Disabilities Medication Aide program

Admission Requirements
In order to participate in the program, applicants must meet the following admission requirements.

  • Eighteen years of age with a high school diploma or GED
  • Able to read, write, speak and comprehend English
  • Free from communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications
  • Employed in a facility for 90 days as a non-licensed direct care staff person. This employment must occur during the 12-month period preceding the first official class day

Note: An applicant employed in a Medicare or Medicaid Skilled Nursing Facility is exempt from the 90-day requirement if that individual is listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry. Applicants must be employed on the first day of the program and maintain employment throughout the course. This exemption only applies to certified nurse aides working in nursing homes.

Medication Aide Update For the Nurse Aide
This class helps to fulfill the annual education renewal requirements for the certified medication aide. Class topics include a review and update of medication aide training rules, medication administration and related responsibilities.

Note: The Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services recommends taking the Update class 90 days prior to permit expiration.

Upcoming Classes:

Medication Administration for the Nurse Aide

ALVIN CAMPUS
Course No.                         Date(s)                         Time                               Day       Room    Instructor
CENURA 1013 AC01      08/12/14 - 12/18/14      06:00PM - 10:00PM        TTH      H131      D Ives
Fee(s): Tuition IN $600.00 Tuition OD $620.00 Other Fees $71.00

Medication Aide Update for Nurse Aide

ALVIN CAMPUS
Course No.                        Date(s)                          Time                               Day  Room     Instructor
FALL
CENURA 1041 AC01      09/06/14 - 09/06/14      09:00AM - 04:30PM        S       H125      D Ives
CENURA 1041 AC02      10/04/14 - 10/04/14      09:00AM - 04:30PM        S       H125      D Ives
CENURA 1041 AC03      11/01/14 - 11/01/14      09:00AM - 04:30PM        S       H125      D Ives
CENURA 1041 AC04      12/06/14 - 12/06/14      09:00AM - 04:30PM        S       H125      D Ives
Fee(s): Tuition IN $55.00 Tuition OD $75.00 Other Fees $5.00

For more info contact Stacy Ebert at 281.756.3806 or alliedhealth@alvincollege.edu

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