NR1004: Certified Medication Aide

Credits 4 Lab Hours 1 Lecture Hours 3 Clinical Hours 0
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This course provides the student with a knowledge base to administer medications safely and accurately in a long-term care facility. Basic principles of drug action, medication therapy and measurement and dosage calculations are used as framework. The course teaches principles for safe administration of medication and the importance of being an effective member of a team within a long-term care facility. The student is taught the importance of focused approach to preparing and administering medications and continually seeking opportunities to learn more about medications.


Possess C. TABE Score of 576. The TABE score must be reached before new students are eligible to enroll in these courses.