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Medication Administration Online Program Training

OVERVIEW

This program is intended to provide Personal Support Worker (PSW) Nurses with the theory and best practice guidelines to prepare for medication administration in their Workplace setting. Graduates from this program need to work within their scope of practice, as outlined by their province/territory and facility of employment.

This program is not intended to replace a formal Medication Administration Orientation from employers.

This is a 50 hour program, delivered asynchronously, online in the Moodle Classroom.

Students have 3 months to complete the program and must have access to the internet and a learning device.

Students must be able to provide a copy of their Personal Support Worker (or provincial equivalent ie Continuing Care Attendant) Certification to be accepted into this program.

The theory is comprised of 8 Modules. Each Module contains resources specific to the topic with an associated exam. Students’ have 3 attempts to obtain a 70% passing grade on each exam.

Course Outline:

Module 1: The Personal Support Worker Nurse’s Role in Medication Management.
Module 2: Pharmacodynamics: The Body’s Biological Response to Medications
Module 3: Medication Management Guidelines
Module 4: Insulin Administration
Module 5: Medication Administration Techniques
Module 6: Medication Errors/Omissions
Module 7: Safety & PRN Medications.
Module 8: Medication Administration in Home Care Settings
3 Tutorials demonstrating medication administration

Upon successful completion of all online theory, testing and tutorials, students will qualify to complete their supervised, online Medication Administration Exam.

Graduates will be issued their Medication Administration Certificate.

Learning Resources include the following:

  1. “Sorrentino’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker” Fifth edition,
  2. “Medication Administration: A Guide for Unregulated Healthcare Providers” by R. Persaud & R. Tabanao

Program Cost is $400 and includes their “Medication Administration: A Guide for Unregulated Healthcare Providers” Persuad & Tabanao textbook.

Students are responsible for obtaining their copy of Sorrentino’s Canadian Textbook for the Support Worker.

 

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Financial Facts


Tuition is $400 and includes all costs and learning resources, except a computer. Financial Aid may be available through your employer, province or regulatory body.

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Medication Administration Certificate

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