This NC Board of Nursing approved course is designed to meet the training requirements to become qualified as a Medication Aide. It will cover the six rights of medication administration for non-licensed personnel. Topics will include medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology and legal implications. Upon completion, students should be prepared to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. 24 Hours (No Clinical)
Note: The course is not a Med Tech training program. For information regarding the Med Tech requirements for Adult Care Homes go to http://mats.dhhs.state.nc.us
Medication Aide – West Campus, Winston-Salem, NC:
Course Number: 157001
Instructor: Melinda Foster, Mechelle Mumford
Start Date: November 7, 2022
End Date: November 16, 2022
Class Time: 5:00pm – 9:00 pm
Class/Lab: West Campus, Room 11 (1300 Bolton Street, Winston-Salem, NC)
|Week 1||November 7||November 8||November 9|
|Week 2||November 14||November 15||November 16|
Contact West Campus customer services at 336.734.7023.
- High School Diploma/GED/High School Transcript or College Diploma/College Transcript (showing graduation date)
- Picture ID
- Documentation of successful completion of a state approved NAI course in the past 2 years
- Absences/tardiness are not allowed
To pursue Medication Aide position in a Skilled Nursing facility,
current state NAI Registry certification is required.
- Registration: $80.00 (Campus Access, Parking and Security (CAPS) Fee included)
- ID Badge: (You must present your registration receipt and receipt for ID payment in order to get your ID badge)
- Book: Medication Administration – A Medication Aide Training Course
Contact the bookstore (336.734.7100) for current textbook prices.
Not Included: State Certification Exam ($55.00)
* all prices subject to change
For more information please contact the Customer Service Department at 336.734.7718.
Technical Standards for (Medication Aide-PHM-4100-MA)
Our program technical standards have been developed to help students understand nonacademic standards, skills, and performance requirements expected of a student in order to complete this particular curriculum.
If an accommodation is necessary to participate in the program, it is imperative to identify a reasonable accommodations to those students who qualify under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonableness is determined by Accessibility Resources and the program on a case-by-case basis utilizing the program technical standards. The accommodation needs to be in place prior to the start of the program, or it may delay your ability to start the program. It is the student’s responsibility to contact Accessibility Resources and request accommodations.
|MOTOR SKILLS||A medication aide job requires the employee to stand, walk, push and pull light equipment.||Moving a medication cart, lifting boxes of medications and other supplies and equipment that are unique to the job.|
|VISION||In a medication aide job, the ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer) is important.||Ability to discern colors, shapes, markings on medications, read labels, and clarify the adverse effects of medications.|
|HEARING||Hearing sufficient to hear a patient’s questions and concerns.||Able to follow verbal instructions and patients vocalizations.|
|TECHNOLOGICAL||Ability to operate simple technology tools and process with various software and hardware electronic medium.||Ability to use codes for opening equipment, document care given to patients and dispense medications as noted per computer protocol.|
|COMMUNICATION||Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. The medication aide employee must have the ability to verbalize coherently and appropriately.||Ability to converse with staff and patients on the correct time, dose and route of medications.|
|CRITICAL THINKING/ PROBLEM SOLVING||Ability to recognize unusual or abnormal findings, act and report accordingly.||Ability to determine whether a medication is appropriate when a patient has a changed condition or a medication provided is not the one ordered.|
|INTERPERSONAL SKILLS||Can react to both positive and negative situations with patients and staff.||Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.|
|ENVIRONMENTAL TOLERANCE||Medication aides normally work in professional settings, but may also work in less than optimal environmental situations.||Can function when required to do more than usual walking in the department, can take steps rather than the elevator, can work when air conditioning is broken.|
This document is intended to serve as a guide regarding the physical, emotional, intellectual and psychosocial expectations placed on a student. This document cannot include every conceivable action, task, ability or behavior that may be expected of a student. Meeting these technical standards does not guarantee employment in this field upon graduation. Ability to meet the program’s technical standards does not guarantee a student’s eligibility for any licensure, certification exam, or successful completion of the degree program.