RN Medication Aide Instructor Course

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*Registration payment includes Credit Cards and Interfund Transfers ONLY.

Target Audience

This course is designed for Registered Nurses who plan to teach the prescriptive curriculum to CNA I employed in skilled nursing facilities.

Description

Class Size is limited, so register as soon as possible!

This is a two-day training which will be held in-person on:
Tuesday, March 5, 2024, |8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 | 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM.

This course is designed for Registered Nurses who plan to teach the NC Board of Nursing curriculum to Medication Aides working in skilled nursing facilities.

Participants must meet the North Carolina Board of Nursing prerequisites of having a current, active, unrestricted NC Nursing License and 2 years full time clinical experience to include direct patient care and medication administration. Once participant successfully completes the course, the participant will be able to apply for certification as a Medication Aide Instructor with the NC BON.

The following materials are designed to prepare the medication aide students to assume the role of the Medication Aide and to provide information that he/she will need to perform the basic competencies required to administer oral, buccal, sublingual, otic, ophthalmic, nasal, topical, inhalant, vaginal, and rectal medications. They include the instructor’s manual, student manual, a video packaged as a USB flash drive. Each educator will infuse the material with his/ her presentation style, but the content is not to be altered, skipped or deviated from throughout the course presentation.

Medication aides were approved to practice in skilled nursing facilities (SNF, also known as long term care) in Senate Bill 622 August of 2005. The law became effective July 1, 2006, and State Division of Facility Services (DFS) rules for SNF became effective October 1, 2006. For more information about the Medication Aide laws
and rules, please visit the North Carolina Board of Nursing website at www.ncbon.org

Learning Outcome:
Participants will gain knowledge and skills of the content related to the RN Medication Aide Instructor Course and be able apply for certification as a Medication Aide Instructor with the NC Board of Nursing.

Instructors:
Jo Andrea Costner, EdD, MSN, RN, CNE & Hortense Turner, MS, RN, CPN, CNE
Certified Master Trainers for RN Medication Aide Instructor Course

Location:
South Piedmont AHEC
5039 Airport Center Pkwy, Bldg K
Charlotte, NC
Classroom 17/18

Credit Information:
12.0 Nursing Contact Hours will be awarded. Participant must attend 100% of the program, successfully teach return demonstrations, and complete a post-test at the 90% level to receive credit.

***Please note***:
-Participants are responsible for ordering and assembling supplies for their own teaching toolkits before coming to class. The supply list will be sent to the participants once they sign up for the course. The supply list is available on NC BON website at www.ncbon.org

- Fee includes instructor manual, student manual, and thumb drive.

Please Click Here to view three important documents:
- RN Medication Aide Instructor Application - please complete the form and email it to Patricia.McLellan@atriumhealth.org
- The supply list for the toolkit provided by the NC Board of Nursing
- Urgent Update related to teaching medication aide students

Criteria for RN Medication Aide Instructors:
1. Hold a current, active, unrestricted NC Nursing License or compact license
2. 2 years full-time experience with medication administration

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This project is supported by funds from the Bureau of Health Professions (BHPr), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) under grant number # 2U1QHP28734, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program. This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by the BHPr, HRSA, DHHS or the U.S. Government.”

“The UNC Center for Aging and Health, Carolina Geriatric Workforce Enhancement Program also provided support."

Objectives

  • Explain the role and the expectations/ limitations of the role of Medication Aide.
  • Explain potential teaching strategies to accommodate different learning styles and generational differences for various learners.
  • Demonstrate the principles of medical asepsis when teaching medication preparation and administration for the selected routes.
  • Demonstrate effective teaching of Medication Aide students via the Medication Aide Training Course using the Six Rights of Medication Administration for the following routes: oral, buccal, sublingual, eye, ear, nasal, inhalant, transdermal, topical, vagina, and rectal.

Contact

Patricia McLellan BSN, RN, 704 512 6578

Sessions

Mar 5 - 6, 2024
8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Status
Open
Presenter(s)
JoAndrea Costner EdD, MSN, RN, CNE, Hortense Turner MS, RN, CPN, CNE
Date(s)
Mar 5 - 6, 2024
Check-In Time
8:00 AM
Credit
12.00 - Contact Hours
12.00 - Nursing Contact Hours
Location
South Piedmont AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Details
Status
Open
Date(s)
Mar 5 - 6, 2024
Location
South Piedmont AHEC
Room
Classroom 17/18
Fees
$630.00
Registration Fee includes instructor manual, student manual, and medication administration thumb drive.
Credits
12.00
Contact Hours
12.00
Nursing Contact Hours