This 48-hour program covers state approved requirements concerning medications and their administration.
- Days: online-D2L with lab time arranged with instructor.
- Instructor: Brenda Arneson
Textbooks included and will be handed out the first day of the class
Topics include legal criteria, medical abbreviations, measurements, use of the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR), and overview of body systems and drug classifications.
Oral, eye, ear, rectal and topical routes will be covered.
Instruction also consists of:
(1) the complete procedure of checking the resident's medication record.
(2) preparation of the medication for administration:
(3) administration of the medication to the resident:
(4) assisting residents with self-administration as necessary:
(5) documentation after administration of the date, time, dosage, and method of administration of all medications, or the reason for not administering the medication as ordered, and the signature of the nurse or authorized person who administered and observed the same:
(6) the type of information regarding medication administration reportable to a nurse.
Medication Aide Rule Summary
Below is the nursing home rule. As you can see, the person must have completed a MN approved NA training program. They do not have to be on the Registry to take the class. A person who challenges the nursing assistant exam or transfers in from another state would not be eligible.