Certified Medication Aides are the next step up the career ladder from CNAs.
This course covers roles and responsibilities of a CMA, including how to prepare, administer, and record medications, major actions and side effects, common medical abbreviations, how drugs affect the different systems of the body, mathematics, weights and measures.
The program is a blend of classroom work, practical skills training and clinical experience.
This courseincludes 25 hours of clinical practice, and meets all requirements to become a CMA in the state of Kansas.
Classes are available in the afternoons and evenings to work around students’ work schedules.
Prerequisites: Nurse Aide Certification (CNA), 18 years of age before last day of class, Reading Placement Test, which is scheduled either by calling 785-309-3136 or online here. Clear copy of driver’s license. Clear copy of SS card.
6 – 8 weeks
Certificate of Completion
You Will Learn
Understand the purpose and concepts of long term care.
Recognize patients’ rights and the legal implications of working in health care.
Demonstrate/perform hands on skills for meeting patient needs.
Demonstrate and practice infection control and blood borne pathogen precautions.
Have knowledge of the certification requirements for the State of Kansas.
Demonstrate the ability to interpret and understand medical terminology.
Demonstrate basic knowledge of human anatomy and physiology.
Possess knowledge of disease prevention and health promotion.