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Medication Aide

Section I: Basic Compentencies

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  • Below is a list of topics covered in this Section.

1.  Basic Competencies

  • Handwashing
  • Gloving
  • Abbreviations
  • Drug forms
  • Metric
  • Apothecary
  • Roman Numerals
  • Household
  • Medication rights
  • Medication errors
  • Medication error reports/incident reports
  • Military time
  • Patient rights
  • HIPAA
  • Abuse and neglect

2.    Basic Procedures

  • Setting up medications
    • Oral
    • Topical
    • Sublingual or buccal
    • Eye
    • Ear
    • Nose
    • Inhalation
    • Nebulizer
    • Oxygen 
      • Safety
  • Medication Administration Record (MAR)

3.    Supporting Procedures

  • Ice bag
  • Clean dry dressing change
  • Vital signs
    • Temp
      • Oral
      • Rectal
      • Axillary
      • Tympanic
    • Apical Pulse
    • Radial Pulse
    • Respirations
    • Blood Pressure