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AHL 169 - Medicine Aide

7 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to learn how to independently and safely administer medication while working under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse. Topics to be covered include responsibilities and limitations of the certified medicine aide, drug standards, legislation concerning drug utilization, dosage forms and methods of drug administration, drug solutions and measurements, and drug classifications, related health problems, and patient care responsibilities.


Course Objectives:

1. discuss the role of the certified medicine aide,

2. explain what is meant by “drug standards,”

3. list three significant legislative acts that ensure medication is safe for public consumption,

4. state the different forms in which medication can be manufactured,

5. list the three safety checks of medication administration,

6. identify the six rights of medication administration,

7. state the ways to measure medication,

8. identify the classifications of medications,

9. state common effects of medication on the body, and

10. demonstrate safe medication administration of medication to clients in a clinical setting.

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