TRAINED MEDICATION AIDE

  • Program: Practical Nursing
  • Course: Trained Medication Aide
  • Course #: NURS1020
  • Total Credits: 2

Course Description

This state-approved program provides an overview of the requirements concerning medications and their administration. Other topics include legal criteria, medical abbreviations, measurements, use of the Physician`s Desk Reference (PDR), and overview of body systems and drug classifications. Administration of medications via oral, eye, ear, rectal, and topical routes will also be covered. Attendance of all classes is mandatory; any absence will result in repeating the course. Students must attain 90% on all examinations to continue in the class. Students who do not attain 90% in the retake exam may continue to attend the lecture portion of the class but may not test and will receive a failing grade.

Course Evaluation

Refer to Course Syllabus for detailed information regarding the requirements and evaluation standards for this course. The Course Syllabus will be distributed the first week of the course.

Disability Services

Hennepin Technical College offers reasonable accommodations to qualified students with disabilities. If you have a documented disability that may require accommodations, contact the college’s Disability Services Director: Sara Laviolette at Brooklyn Park (763-488-2477) or Jean Kreutter at Eden Prairie (952-995-1544).

Course Goals

The following goals will be addressed in the course:
Describe principles of medication administration
Define forms of medications
Match correlating medical abbreviations with medical terminology
Utilize drug reference manual
Name the basic anatomy and physiology of body systems
Identify medications to drug classifications
Demonstrate medication administration
Document medication

Credit Details
  • Lecture: 1
  • Lab: 1
  • MnTC Goal: 0
Course Details
  • Prerequisites: 
    Qualifying score on reading assessment test or ENGL0901. Proof of completing a 75 hour NA course. Proof required at the first class
  • Campus: Brooklyn Park/Eden Prairie

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