Objective: The Medication Aide Program is designed to prepare Nurse Aides and students for administration of medicines under supervision and guidance stipulated by the Texas Department of Aging and Disabilities, Long-Term Care Division, Medication Aide Permit Program. Students will learn how to use these skills and procedures via classroom and clinical hands-on training. The students will learn the following topics:
- Procedures for preparation and administration of medications
- Responsibility, control, accountability, storage and safeguarding of medications
- Use of reference material
- Documentation of medications in residents clinical records
- Minimum licensing standards for facilities covering pharmaceutical service, nursing service, and clinical records
- Federal and state certification standards for participation under Title XVIII (Medicare) and Title XIX (Medicaid) of the Social Security Act pertaining to pharmaceutical service, nursing service, and clinical records
- Lines of authority in the facility
- Responsibilities and liabilities associated with the administration and safeguarding of medication
- Allowable and prohibited practices of permit holders in the administration of medication
- Drug reactions and side effects of medications commonly administered to facility residents
- Rules covering the medication aide training program.
Graduates are eligible to register for the examination required for Medication Aide Permitting under the Health and Safety Code, Chapter 242, Sub Chapter N. The Medication Aide graduates will be qualified for entry-level employment as Direct Care Staff in Long-Term or Personal Care Facilities, Correctional Settings, State Schools and State Hospitals.
Class Schedule: Classes are offered at Texas Health School during the morning 09:00AM-01:00PM Monday through Thursday. The next class start is September 11, 2017.
The Medication Aide Program Includes the following:
- Introduction to Medication Aide & Basic Concepts
- Basic Principles of Medication Administration
- Demonstration Skills of Medication Administration
- Drug Therapy of Common Disease Processes
- Age Related Patient Medication Administration
- Care Planning and Role of Medication Aide
- Clinical Practice (Externship)
- Return Skills Demonstration