*Please note that upon registering for this class, you MUST fill out the state administered form and hand it in to your trainer in order to get certified. This form must be completely filled out and have all of the applicable information and signatures. If not, your certification will be denied. You can download and print out a copy of the form here: Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities Form*
Due to the major responsibility administering medications has, this course is designed to instruct unlicensed Developmental Disabilities (DD) personnel how to safely administer medications in various settings authorized by law.
WHO WILL NEED TO TAKE THIS COURSE?
Any caregiver, without license, whom is responsible for the care of those with developmental disabilities.
ABOUT THE COURSE
Medication Administration involves 3 separate trainings, 14 hours total, taught by Registered Nurses, who instruct caregivers of clients with developmental disabilities how to properly administer medication and the documentation procedure when administering oral, eye, ear, topical, and nasal medications. Also covered are instructions on how to perform various health related activities.
Class I Topics Include:
- What is Medication Administration?,
- Medication Administration Procedures?,
- Rights of Medication Administration,
- Techniques of Medication Administration,
- Medication Errors and How to Minimize Errors,
- Terminology, and
Class II Topics Include:
- Nurse delegation for feeding per G/J tubes, equipment, and maintenance,
- Responding to common complications and/or emergency situations, and
Class III Topics Include:
- Types of diabetes,
- Potential signs and symptoms of diabetes,
- Treatment of diabetes and its complications,
- Using a glucometer, per simulation,
- Importance of diet, exercise, and foot care,
- Documentation of insulin administration, disposal of sharp objects, and
MORE COURSE INFORMATION
This course is certified by the Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities. Class I is a 4 hour course. Class II is a 8 hour course. Class III is a 2 hour course. Medication Administration re-certification is also provided. Re-certification is a 2 hour refresher course.
**Each course is valid for 1 year.
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