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Medication Aide

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The purpose of this 60-hour course is to prepare individuals to safely administer nonparenteral medications in agencies/facilities licensed by DIA.  The emphasis is on safe administration and students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to assist in achieving the course competencies.  In order to take this course, the applicant must be drug free and working in an agency/facility licensed by DIA. If employed in a certified nursing facility all applicants must: be employed for at least six months by the facility sponsor, eligible on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry, provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed.  If employed in a residential or related type of agency licensed by DIA all applicants must provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed.  Agencies/facilities  licensed by DIA: Long Term Care (LTC), Assisted Living Programs (ALP), Residential Care Facilities (RCF), Intermediate Care Facilities (ICF), Intermediate Care Facilities for the Intellectually Disabled (ICF-10), Psychiatric Medical Institutions for Children (PMIC), Psychiatric Medical Institutions (PMI).  At the time of enrollment, each student must identify the RN who will supervise the validation of competencies in the clinical area. Click here to download the required letter of recommendation

Class Details

18 Sessions
Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu

Linn County Regional Center

Teresa Boston 

CEUs : 5.52

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Please read:  Textbook required: Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants (ISBN: 978-0-323-04687-9). The Med Aide student if presently working in a Nursing Home, must be current on the Nurse Aide Registry. The student also must have worked in the present facility a minimum of six months. If working in another type of facility with DIA oversight, the individual is not required to have a current NA certification. All students must have a letter of recommendation from the administrator by the first day of class. Letter must be dated within 30 days of the class start date and include dates of employment, verify competency in taking blood pressures, and is free of drug or alcohol abuse. Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and have an aptitude for reading and writing and be of good character. Course includes 46 hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of 10 hours of clinical administration of medications with an RN at your facility. 100% attendance is required.



Registration Closes On
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/30/2019 - 6/6/2019 Weekly - Tue, Wed, Thu 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM Hiawatha, Linn County Regional Center  Map, Room: 210 Teresa Boston 

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Call 800-332-8833 to register
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