Trained Medication Aide (TMA)
This introductory course is designed to train unlicensed personnel to administer medication in a variety of health care settings. The course meets the curriculum standards established by the Minnesota Board of Nursing for the training to become a Trained Medication Aide (TMA).
Students will study the legal requirements, safety measures, terminology, body systems, and the use of references related to the administration of medication. Students will study actions, dosages, toxic symptoms and special considerations of commonly prescribed medications. Students will also study and practice the administration of oral, topical, optic, ophthalmic and rectal forms of medication in a lab setting.
Prerequisites: Students must be 18 years or older to register and they must provide a copy of their current Minnesota CNA license prior to the start of class.