This course is designed to prepare an Unlicensed Medication Assistant (UMA) for employment and to meet the qualifications for administering medication in approved health care facilities in South Dakota. Course material includes basic pharmacology, medication administration, as well as safety and infection control while administering authorized medications. Other topics include body structure, function, life span considerations and more.

This course is an optional module for the Avera Med Aide On Line Training Solutions program. UMAs, in certain settings, may participate in this course as an annual review.

Nursing students who have completed a pharmacology course and fundamentals in nursing that included theory, lab, and clinical content in medication administration may qualify for this course.This course includes the Unit 1 exam, the online lab, Unit 2 exam and the 3-hour in person skills clinical lab/skills evaluation. 

This course is designed to meet requirements for med aides working for direct home and community based service providers recognized by the Division of Developmental Disabilities, a division of the South Dakota Department of Human Services. This program is intended to prepare workers to effectively and safely administer medications at an employing service provider in South Dakota. Course material includes basic pharmacology, medication administration, along with safety and infection control while administering authorized medications. Other topics include body structure, function, life span considerations and more.

Medication Administration Review highlights training requirements and best practices of South Dakota's nursing facilities related to medication administration. Program developer, Gwen Maag, BSN, RN-BC, manages Avera Education & Staffing Solutions' nursing education and has experience in long-term care, acute care, home care/hospice, and supervisory experience within administrative positions. 

Training Tool to help meet annual training requirements for Med Aides.

Seven interactive topics plus quiz.

Properly used, medications are a great blessing to mankind; improperly used, they can lead to anything from minor irritating problems to death. Being a Med Aide is much more than handing out medications. Med Aides must be knowledgeable. Med Aides are an important link between the individual and the nurse.  The On-Line Lab will take approximately 2.5 hours to complete. Print the Frank Ford example MAR. You will utilize the mock MAR in this exercise.