Medication Aide Program

Sep 27–Jan 28, 2022 Allied Health

Medication Aide Program

Description

This NC Board of Nursing approved course is designed to meet the training requirements to become qualified as a medication aide. The primary role of a medication aide is to assist the licensed nurse (RN or LPN) in administering medications, providing care to patients, and completing other assigned nursing tasks allowed by North Carolina state law. This course includes skills lab and classroom experiences. This 24-hour blended format program contains 7 online learning modules with a post-test following each module and final exam at the completion of all 7 modules. Additionally, there will be 12 hours of live classroom experience; the first in-person day will be 8 hours and the second day will be 4 hours. Live in-person instruction includes demonstration and simulation scenarios that cover medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics include: the six rights of medication administration via the oral, topical, and instillation routes; infection control; hand hygiene; medication terminology; basic pharmacology; legal implications; and scope of practice. Upon completion, learners will be prepared to take the competency exam and demonstrate the skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry.

Learners wishing to register for this course must meet the following requirements:
• Have a High School Diploma or GED
• Be listed as a Nurse Aide I on the North Carolina registry with a current Nurse Aide I license
• Be able to attend both in-person classroom days in full (100% attendance required for successful course completion)
• Have a Medication Aide Training Textbook (provided)
• Successfully pass the competency skills check-off

There are seven dates available for the in-person classroom portion of this program. You will select your preferred dates during the registration process. Registering for the classroom portion of the program will automatically enroll you in the online modules. The online portion must be complete BEFORE you arrive for your classroom training.

Date options for the in-person classroom training:

March 22-23, 2021
May 3-4, 2021
July 19-20, 2021
September 27-28, 2021
November 15-16, 2021
January 27-28, 2022

Upon successful completion of the classroom competency skills check-off, you will need to sit for the State Certification Exam. The price is $59.00 and is not included in the registration fee for this course. Visit www.pearsonvue.com for more information.



Target Audience

Nurse Aid I with a current license who desires to learn how to safely administer medications to their patient.

Objectives

  • Identify the ethical and legal implications for a medication aide.
  • Describe the six rights of medication administration and their application to safe medication administration.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of a patient’s rights, privacy, and confidentiality.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in infection control measures and medication administration.
  • Describe the role and responsibilities of the medication aide, including law and regulations governing the practice.
  • Recognize changes in client’s condition and report such changes appropriately to the nurse supervisor.
  • Demonstrate how to administer medications accurately and safely and then complete the appropriate documentation.

Faculty

  • Elaine Alexander, BSN, MSN, RNC-OB
  • Ronnie C. Metcalf, RN-BC, EdD, ONC

Sessions

Filled Medication Aide Program (Sept 2021) - This session is full. To join the wait list, please click here: MAHEC Registration.
9/27 8:00 AM–9/28 5:00 PM

Please choose your in-person session below:

Full Medication Aide Program (Nov 2021) - This session is full. To join the wait list, please click here: MAHEC Registration.
11/15 8:00 AM–11/16 5:00 PM
Medication Aide Program (January 2022)
1/27 8:00 AM–1/28 5:00 PM
The 7 online modules must be completed BEFORE arrival for the in-person training date chosen above.
1/28 8:00 AM–5:00 PM

Credits

Medication Aide Program (Sept 2021) - This session is full. To join the wait list, please click here: MAHEC Registration.
  • 2.400 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.4 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • Medication Aide Program (Nov 2021) - This session is full. To join the wait list, please click here: MAHEC Registration.
  • 2.400 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.4 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • Medication Aide Program (January 2022)
  • 2.400 CEU

    The Mountain Area Health Education Center designates this entire continuing education activity as meeting the criteria for 2.4 CEUs as established by the National Task Force on the Continuing Education Unit.

  • Fees

    $135.00 CNA I Registration Fee, includes student manual and lunch (By registering for an in-person session, you will automatically be registered for all 7 online modules. Your confirmation email will contain information on how to access these modules.)
    Applies 1/8/21–1/28/22
    Register Brochure / Registration Form