Medicine Aide Training & Clinical (CHE659 & 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.
Location: ACM - CE 19
Theory: 9/5 - 10/17, M-W, 5:00 - 8:00 PM
Clinical: 10/18 - 11/14, M-W-Th, 6:30 - 9:30PM (12 sessions)
Allegany Health Nursing & Rehab Center
Instructor: Deb Savage, RN
Course Cost: $538.00
Maryland Senior Course Cost: $508.00