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                      Program Overview

 

Welcome to Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Solutions©.    This course is designed to prepare a Medication Assistant (Med Aide) for employment and to meet the qualifications for administering medication in approved health care facilities in South Dakota.    

THIS PROGRAM IS DESIGNED TO:

  • Educate Med Aides to understand their role in the nursing process, including appropriate acceptance of delegated tasks with legal and ethical implications.
  • Help Med Aides expand their skills with interpersonal interactions and assist them in ensuring patient/resident rights are met. 
  • Provide Med Aide training regarding body structure, function, and life span considerations. 
  • Instruct Med Aides in basic pharmacology, medication administration, as well as safety and infection control while administering authorized medications.
  • Provide a broader understanding of medication routes to be administered in relation to body systems, disorders, and disease processes.  
  • Provide Med Aides with a variety of learning modes.

 

BENEFITS:

This program addresses the need for employee retention and quality care in addition to preparing the Med Aide to safely and accurately administer medications.  The content is designed to comply with federal and state requirements for the role of Med Aide in a variety of health care settings.

For the student/employee:

  • Reduce stress— use techniques that enhance positive interactions in the workplace while providing students with the skills to ethically and legally manage challenging health care situations
  • Prepare for Medication Administration— through content that incorporates safety as well as infection prevention and control
  • Prepare for the future—present students with the concepts that help bring wisdom and compassion to the workplace

For the organization:

  • Increase retention—educate Med Aides using contemporary teaching/learning methods
  • Increase creativity and innovation—encourage Med Aides to engage in life-long learning
  • Improve service—embed customer service, medication safety, and medication training in all aspects of Med Aide training
  • Improve safety—provide training with safety in medication administration
  • Inspire passion and engagement—personalize the role the nursing assistant plays in caring for patients and residents

REQUIRED MATERIALS:

For this course each student will need the following materials:

  • Textbook:  Sorrentino, S. & Remmert, L. 2009), Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants, Mosby: St. Louis, MO.    ISBN:  978-0-323-04687-9
  • On-line access to Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Program© Self-Paced Classroom
  • AESS Med Aide Training Documentation Form
  • Clinical Skills Checklist (for RN Clinical Sponsor or RN Instructor use)
  • On-line (in program) printable materials located under the “forms” tab
  • High School Diploma or equivalent documentation submitted to AESS

COURSE REQUIREMENTS:

     This self-paced on-line course is divided into thirty-five learning modules.  Students are guided through the course material via a course Syllabus and on-line learning prompts. The entire program is progressive; therefore the student must successfully complete each component.  There are two on-line module Units that follow the corresponding text chapters, proctored on-line Unit Exams, a 1 hour on-line laboratory, a 3 hour 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation, and a proctored on-line Final Exam, for a total of 20 hours. 

     Students must be registered on-line at www.averasolutions.org to begin the program. The RN Clinical Sponsor will be responsible for registering their students for this course and maintaining course and Exam logins and passwords.  Independent students register themselves on-line for the course and communicate with AESS to set up times to take Exams. The 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation must also be registered for if completing at the AESS location.

Upon completion of each learning module and quiz:

           Independent students will print or save a screen capture of the on-line Chapter quiz result(s) for each module of Unit 1, Unit 2, and 1 hour On-line laboratory (all of which may be repeated until a score of at least 85% is achieved).  Student must then forward all Chapter quizzes and On-line Lab quiz to AESS. 

           Facility students must either print quiz results or the RN Clinical Sponsor is required to supervise the student and record each result onto the AESS Med Aide Training Documentation form.

         

Step 1:    After completing Unit 1 (Text Chapters; on-line modules 1-4, 6, and 8-13; and quiz - with results of at least 85% on each), the student must complete the proctored on-line Unit 1 Exam proctored by the RN Clinical Sponsor.  The proctored on-line Unit 1 Exam may be repeated once after first attempt (the student may review missed questions), to achieve a required score of at least 85%.  RN Clinical Sponsors are responsible for logging in the student and transferring Exam results to the AESS Med Aide Training Documentation Form.   If the retake is unsuccessful the student must restart the program as a new student, submitting new program payment to AESS.  Upon completion of Unit 1, students may advance to Unit 2.

Step 2:    Once Unit 2 is completed (Text Chapters; on-line modules 5, 7, and 14-35; and quiz - with results of at least 85% on each) the student must take the proctored on-line Unit 2 Exam.  The proctored on-line Unit 2 Exam may be repeated once after first attempt (the student may review missed questions), to achieve a required score of at least 85%. RN Clinical Sponsors are responsible for logging in the student and transferring Exam results to the AESS Med Aide Training Documentation Form.  If the retake is unsuccessful the student must restart the program as a new student (starting with Unit 1), submitting new program payment to AESS. 

Step 3:     After successfully completing both Unit 1 and Unit 2 Exams, the student may advance to the On-line lab and quiz.  The On-line lab quiz may be repeated until a score of at least 85% is achieved.  The student will submit the on-line Lab quiz result(s) to the instructor, in the same manner as the Unit 1 and Unit 2 modules and quizzes.  RN Clinical Sponsors are responsible for transferring On-line Lab quiz result to the AESS Med Aide Training Documentation form.  

Step 4:    The student may then complete the 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation (mock medication pass) with an instructor at a time convenient for the instructor.  The RN Clinical Sponsor may choose to complete the 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation, which can be done by using lab or clinical methodology, or they can choose to have AESS complete the 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation using the laboratory methodology.  If the RN Clinical Sponsor chooses to have AESS compete the 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation, the student must be registered on-line to complete this component at the AESS location (additional fees required). The instructor is required to document this 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation using the ‘Clinical Skills Checklist’ provided by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.  If unsuccessful the student must restart the program as a new student (starting with Unit 1), submitting new program payment to AESS.  RN Clinical Sponsor must provide AESS with a copy of completed (signed and dated) 3 hour 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation (Clinical Skill Checklist) to AESS.

Step 5:     Upon successful completion of Unit 1, Unit 2, On-line Lab, and 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation, the RN Clinical Sponsor may proctor the students Final Exam at a time convenient for them. If unsuccessful the Final Exam may be repeated once after first attempt (the student may review missed questions), to achieve a required score of at least 85%. If retake is unsuccessful the student must restart the program (from Unit 1) as a new student, submitting new program payment to AESS.

Step 6:    Upon completion the RN Clinical Sponsor must record the score to the Training Documentation form and the student must sign/date the completed form along with the 1:1 Skills Performance Evaluation (Clinical Skill Checklist) and forward both forms to AESS. A copy of the students High School Diploma must also be submitted at this time (if not already done so).

Step 7:    With all documentation turned in and verified  AESS will issue a certificate of completion and the student may now begin working as a certified Med Aide.

 

STUDY:

  • Self-paced on-line learning modules are designed to complement Textbook:  Sorrentino, S. & Remmert, L. 2009), Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants, Mosby: St. Louis, MO. 
  • Students must read the textbook chapter and then complete the accompanying self-paced on-line learning module for each chapter.

 QUESTIONS  

If you have any questions about the Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Solutions© program, please contact our office:

 

via e-mail to: averasolutions@avera.org

via phone to: (605) 668-8475 during regular business office hours, M – F, 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

 

A WORD ABOUT COPYRIGHT

All materials are to be used ONLY by the participants of the Avera Med Aide On-Line Training Solutions© program.

  • The materials and recordings are for educational purposes only.  Avera Education & Staffing Solutions and their representatives do not render any legal, medical or professional advice.
  • No portion of this program may be reproduced without prior written permission.  This applies to all computer files, documents, and recordings.
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