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Medication Manager CHLT-5100

This Medication Manager course is open for anyone who wishes to learn how to pass non-parenteral medications. This course, licensed by the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals (DIA), prepares future medication managers to safely administer non-parenteral medication in a residential adult facility, a child care facility, assisted living facility, or community supervised apartment living for the cognitively disabled (fifteen or fewer beds).  

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Upcoming Offerings:

Upon Registration, Online (Class ID 136249)

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Tuition Assistance:
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Industry Credentials Earned:
Medication Manager Certification

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Entrance Requirements/Prerequisites:
Students must be 18 years of age to take this course.

Delivery Method:
Classroom, Online

Length of Program and CEU Credits:
20 hours, 2.4 CEUs

Program Completion Requirements:
This is a pass/fail course. Students must attend 100% attendance of instruction, whether it is classroom or online. Students must pass the CORE component, the first six hours, with a 70% to continue in the course. All students must take the final exam at Kirkwood Community College and score an 80% to pass the course. With the online course, the student must complete 3 hours of lab with the RN at their facility or sign up for a lab with Kirkwood Community College RN. For the classroom format, the lab is included within the course.

Course Objectives:

  • Identify information that medication managers must know prior to administering medications
  • Demonstrate correct procedures for safe administration of non-parenteral medications
  • List legislative requirements associated with medication administration
  • Describe your role as a medication manager
  • Identify required methods for drug storage and disposal
  • Define terms associated with medication administration
  • Differentiate between different drug preparations, including precautions for administration
  • List the 6 rights of medication administration

Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, you will learn to safely administer non-parental medication in a residential adult facility, assisted living facility, a child care facility, or community supervised apartment living.

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