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Course Description

Medicine Aide | Geriatric nursing assistants with one year of experience and employed in a Maryland LTC nursing home will become certified to administer medications to nursing home clients. Learn about the recognition, safe preparation and administration of medications. Textbook information available at AACC Bookstore. CEUs issued. $655 includes $35 fee. Note: Students who successfully complete the course will receive a certificate valid for two years. Program coordinator approval required prior to registering. Background check for an additional fee is required.

Learner Outcomes

Examine the certification and recertification requirements of the Certified Medicine Aide (CMA) in Maryland and the CMA's relationship as a member of the healthcare team; Demonstrate the ability to locate, identify and use drug standards, references and resources; Perform selected procedures and techniques for administering oral, topical and suppositorial medications based on individual client's needs; Measure, record and report apical pulse, apical/radial pulse and blood pressure accurately and as indicated by drug regime; Apply basic observational, recording and reporting skills associated with medication administration.

Prerequisites

To register for this course you must speak to the course coordinator. Please email mmickens@aacc.edu or call on 410-777-2560 to schedule an appointment.

Applies Towards the Following Certificates

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Section Title
Medicine Aide
Type
In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Mar 14, 2023 to Mar 16, 2023
Type
In Person
Days
T, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Mar 28, 2023 to Apr 11, 2023
Type
In Person
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2023 to Apr 27, 2023
Type
In Person
Days
T
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
Apr 18, 2023 to May 02, 2023
Type
In Person
Days
Sa, Su
Time
7:00AM to 3:30PM
Dates
Apr 22, 2023 to Apr 30, 2023
Type
In Person
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:15PM
Dates
May 04, 2023
Schedule
Contact Hours
74.0
Location
  • Main Campus
  • Glen Burnie Town Center
  • Off Campus
Delivery Options
Registration Fee
Drop Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2023
Section Transfer Request Deadline
Mar 14, 2023
Section Notes
Note: No class March 21 and 23
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