Medicine Aide Training & Clinical (CHE 659 & 660)The purpose of this course is to prepare nursing home aides for the safe preparation (pouring), administration, and charting of non- parenteral medications. Content includes medications, their usage, dosage, and side effects. The course has been approved by the Maryland Board of Nursing. Prerequisites - because of the serious nature of the tasks to be performed, participants are required to present evidence of having met the following criteria: have at least one year’s experience as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant in a Maryland Skilled Care or Intermediate Care facility; be currently employed in a Maryland Skilled Care or Intermediate Care facility; be licensed as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant; have experience in basic patient care procedures; have written evidence of employment status from Director of Nursing and/or Administrator of employing agency; demonstrate successful achievement on a standardized test assessing reading and mathematical skills. Textbook and pre-test required. Limit of 8 students. Must have a letter of recommendation from Nursing Home verifying one year’s work experience and copy of Nursing Assistant and Geriatric Aide certificate. For information, call 301-784-5526.
Instructor: Deb Savage, RN
Theory: Sept.5 – October 17, MW,
5:00 – 8:00 PM (13 sessions)
Clinical: October 18 – November 14 MWTh,
6:30 – 9:30 PM (12 sessions)
Allegany Health Nursing & Rehab Center
Total Course Cost: $538.00