Certified Medication Aide2019-04-01T17:58:31+00:00

Certified Medication Aide

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The next step up.

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 course  includes 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 hereClear copy of driver’s license. Clear copy of SS card.

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.

Careers

  • Hospitals

  • Physician offices

  • Long-term care

  • Nursing homes

  • Home health care

Faculty

Photo placeholderNaomi Tatro is Salina Tech’s Allied Health Coordinator.

She was born in Denver, Colorado but moved to a farm north of Abilene, KS when she was nine. That’s where she developed a passion for horses, and now she rides the steel kind.

She is a Registered Nurse, earning her Associate Degree in Nursing from Cloud County Community College and her Bachelor of Science in Nursing through Oklahoma Wesleyan University. She plans to pursue a Masters Degree in Nursing. She also works as a forensics nurse.

Prior to joining Salina Tech’s faculty in 2013, her career had been focused on nursing homes and assisted living facilities, and she served as Director of Nursing for one facility.

Naomi.Tatro@SalinaTech.edu | 785-309-3105

Scholarships

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