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Medication Aide Training Program - Yankton

Dec
17
Mon
To
Dec
19
Wed
Dec 17-19, 2012
RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center)
Yankton, SD

2 Alternative Dates Available

Medication Aide Training Program - Yankton is also offered...

Aug
12
Tue
To
Aug
18
Mon
Benedictine Center, 4th Floor
Yankton, SD
Registration Cancelled
Nov
12
Wed
To
Nov
18
Tue
Benedictine Center, 4th Floor
Yankton, SD
Registration Cancelled

Registration Details

Registration is closed.

Class registration and student placement is on a first come, first served basis. Registrations should be made prior to the deadline date to avoid late registration fee. Registration approval confirmation will be sent via e-mail seven (7) days prior to the commencement of class.  A completed registration form and any additional documentation are to be submitted to the instructor on the first day of class. 

Avera Education & Staffing Solutions reserves the right to cancel classes due to insufficient enrollment or a complication beyond our control.  In the case of a specific class cancellation, we will attempt to accommodate rescheduling for the next available class.  We reserve the right to change the dates and times published. In this case, we will attempt to contact all registrants to reschedule. If a class for which approval confirmation has been received is cancelled for any reason, you will be notified prior to the first cla

Fees & Payment

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Description

The Medication Aide Training Program utilizes lecture, discussion and one-on-one mock medication skills practice. Avera Education & Staffing Solutions’ program is designed to prepare the student to skillfully and safely administer medications in a facility. 

Quality Improvement monitoring and continual evaluation of our training programs has facilitated a change in our Medication Administration (Medication Aide) Training Program (MATP).  This change includes a modification in curriculum and an addition of a new textbook, Sorrentino, S. & Remmert, L. (2009), Mosby’s Textbook for Medication Assistants, Mosby: St. Louis, MO.   Our MATP and this textbook are approved by the South Dakota Board of Nursing.

Independents must purchase, and facilities must provide each student with this textbook, for self-study and classroom instruction.  This textbook may be purchased from Elsevier or from a vendor of choice.  AESS strongly encourages students to have the textbook available and have read chapters 1 through 3, chapter 6, and chapters 8 through 13 prior to the first day of class. 

Class schedule (minus 30 minute lunch break):

Day 1  8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.  (Lecture: textbook chapters 1 - 3, 6, 8 - 13)

Day 2  8:30 a.m. –  5:00 p.m.  (Exam #1; Lecture:  textbook chapters  5, 7, 14 – 35; Exam #2)

Day 3  8:00 a.m. –  12:00 p.m.  (Clinical Laboratory instruction and Final Exam);

1:1 Skills Performance Evaluations (scheduled for one hour per student in the afternoon)

 

The Medication Aide Training Program is 20 hours, 16 of which are classroom and self-study work. Students will be expected to complete study guides outside of class time. During the third day of class, the student works one-on-one with the instructor and completes a written exam and a mock medication pass. The student must then complete a minimum of four hours of clinical training under the direct supervision of an RN.

A student may retake each exam only one time (i.e. if a student does not pass the retake of the exam, the student may not advance to the subsequent components of the MATP).  The student must pass all exams and laboratory instruction.  If the student is unable to pass any retake of the exam, the student may enroll at a later date in another class. No refund of fees for the failed class will be given.  Upon successful completion of all program components, the student and facility will be issued a Medication Administration Training Program certificate of completion. 

The State of South Dakota requires students in the Medication Aide Training Program to have a high school diploma or GED and a copy must be provided to Avera Education & Staffing Solutions prior to certificate issuance.

Class Cancellation Policy

     Class cancellation must be made two weeks prior to the scheduled class. If not received full class fee will be charged.

The Medication Aide Training Program is 20 hours, 16 of which are classroom and self-study work. The first two days of class include lecture and practice demonstration. Students will be expected to complete study guides outside of class time. During the third day of class, the student works one-on-one with the instructor and completes a written exam and a mock medication pass.

Once the classroom component is successfully completed, the student must complete a minimum of four hours of clinical training in their facility under the direct supervision of an RN. Each student is given a competency checklist that is completed by the facility RN and returned to Avera Education & Staffing Solutions. Once the completed checklist is received in our office a Certificate of Completion is issued to the student.

Since South Dakota does not certify medication aides, a certification exam is not required. Medication Aides are required to stay updated on practice changes and each facility needs to assist their Medication Aides with this continuing education requirement.

The State of South Dakota requires students in the Medication Aide Training Program to have a high school diploma or GED and a copy must be provided to Avera Education & Staffing Solutions prior to certificate issuance.

 

Contact

Avera Education & Staffing Solutions at 605-668-8475 or send an email

Schedule & Location

Schedule

This event includes all of the 3 meeting times below.
Date Time Location
1. Mon, December 17 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center)
2. Tue, December 18 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center)
3. Wed, December 19 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center)

Location Details

  • RTEC (Regional Technical Education Center)
    1200 W. 21st Street
    Yankton, SD 57078