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68-Hour Medication Aide Training

Ready made hybrid course to prepare your students for Medication Aide certification.

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Course Overview

Help your students prepare for Medication Aide certification. This comprehensive 68-hour online training course provides the environment, digital curriculum, and content necessary for your students to begin training as Medication Aides. 

Skills that students will learn include understanding legal and ethical issues, administration of different treatments, pharmacology, handling of medication, understanding and promoting patients' rights, and much more. The integration of the skills and knowledge they will obtain in this online environment under the supervision of a primary instructor (PI) and the practical skills they will obtain in the work setting will prepare them for a rewarding career as a Medication Aide professional. 

What's Included


Expertly crafted modules




Content Engagements


Quizzes and Tests



Course Detail

Module 2 - Preparing for Safe Administration of Medication

Students will review topics included in the pre-requisite training. Information on International Time and the Five Rights of Medication Administration may be new material for students. Topics Included Cover:

  • Principles of Maintaining Aseptic Conditions
  • Recognizing Emergencies and Other Health-Threatening Conditions
  • Communicating with Cognitively Impaired Clients
  • Measuring and Recording Vital Signs
  • Using International/Military Time
  • The "Five Rights" of Medication Administration

Module 6 - Storage and Disposal of Medications

Students will learn guidelines for storing, securing, and disposing of medications, including controlled substances. Included Topics Covered:

  • Storing and Securing Medications
  • Maintaining an Inventory of Medication Including Controlled Substances
  • Disposal and Loss of Medications

Module 7 - Special Issues in Medication Administration

Students will learn about special issues related to the care of the elderly and of the cognitively impaired client. Included is basic information on the use of psychotropic drugs, the ‘Beer’s List’ of medications, and how to avoid the use of chemical restraints. Issues related to over-the-counter medications and herbal preparations are also addressed. Topics Included Cover:

  • Drug Use in the Elderly
  • Special Considerations for Psychotropic Drug Use
  • Recognizing Chemical Restraints
  • Monitoring Therapeutic Drug Levels
  • Medications Considered Inappropriate for the Elderly
  • Responding to Client Refusal of Medication
  • Issues related to Over-the-Counter Medications and Herbal Preparations

Module 8 - Insulin Administration

Students will learn about the different types of diabetes, the complications related to diabetes, and the types of insulin. Instruction is also provided on how to perform finger-sticking for glucose monitoring and how to administer insulin by injection. Topics Included Cover:

  • Understanding Diabetes Mellitus
  • Activities Involved in the Management of Diabetes
  • Signs and Symptoms of Hypoglycemia and Hyperglycemia
  • Monitoring Blood-Glucose
  • Administering Insulin Injections

Module 3 - Pharmacology Basics

Students will learn fundamental pharmacology information. Topics include how drugs are classified, purposes and effects of drugs, medical terminology and abbreviations related to drug administrations, and how to use drug information resources. Topics Included Cover:

  • Key Pharmacology Terms, Medical Terminology and Abbreviations
  • How Drugs are Classified
  • Factors that Affect Drug Action
  • Facilitating Client Awareness of the Purpose and Effects of Medications
  • Using Drug Information Sources
  • Drug Labeling Requirements in Virginia

Module 4 - Administration of Prepared Instillations and Treatments

Students will learn about the administration of medications by various routes, including inhalation therapy and the administration of epinephrine in emergency situations. Included Topics Cover:

  • Basic Guidelines for Medication Administration
  • Administration of the following:
    • Oral Medication
    • Eye drops and Ointments
    • Ear Drops
    • Nasal Drops and Sprays
    • Topical Preparations
    • Compresses and Dressings
    • Vaginal and Rectal Products
    • Soaks and Sitz Baths
    • Inhalation Products
    • Oral Hygiene Products
    • Transdermal Patches
    • Medications by way of Nebulizer
    • Administration of Epi-pen® Injection

Module 5 - Documentation

Students will learn different types of medication orders. Explanation is provided on how to receive oral orders from health care providers, how to transcribe the orders onto the Medication Administration Record and on how to document medications administered, medication exclusions, and medication errors. Topics Included Cover:

  • Documentation Forms
  • Receiving and Transcribing Health Care Providers' Orders
  • Documenting Medication Administration
  • Document Medication Errors

Module 1 - Legal and Ethical Issues

Students will learn about the laws and regulations governing medication management in Virginia Assisted Living Facilities. Legal and ethical issues include confidentiality, client rights, and issues regarding abuse and neglect. Topics Included Cover:

  • Legal and Ethical Issues in Medication Management
  • Residents' Rights Regarding Medications, Treatment Decisions, and Confidentiality
  • Rights and Responsibilities of Residents of Assisted Living Facilities
  • Laws and Regulations about Administration of Medications in Virginia Assisted Living Facilities
  • Permitted Practices and Acts Prohibited by Medication Aides in Virginia
  • Requirement to Report Client Abuse, Neglect or Exploitation

Orientation Module

A customizable overview module that introduces the class to the course. This module includes and details the following:

  • Class Syllabus

  • The NEO Learning Management System

  • Discussion Posts

  • Recommended Ways of Communicating and Netiquette

  • How to Create a Reflection Journal, aka a 'Dream Book'

  • Course Requirements

Additional Course Details

Course Availability

This course currently is offered in Virginia only.

Course Design

This course is designed to be an online hybrid course. Meaning that in the states of Virginia, the online curriculum alone cannot be a full replacement for a practical course component. Training centers and schools will need a practical component in addition to this digital curriculum offering.

Recommended Required Materials

Readings and activities for the course are in different formats such as online articles, PDF's, videos as well as readings. All of which is embedded in this course. A textbook is not required for this course. 

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