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Certified Medication Assistant (CMA)

Class Eligibility:

  1. Must be at least 18 years old.

  2. Must have a High School Diploma or a GED.

  3. Must be a State and Federally Approved CNA.

  4. Must have worked at least a minimum of 2000 hours as a CNA, with direct patient contact under the direction of a nurse.

  5. Must have worked a minimum of 40 hours, within the last 90 days, with the residents to whom they will be administering medications.

  6. Must have a written recommendations from: The Director of Nursing and the facility administrator in which the students will be doing clinicals.

  7. Must be recommended in writing by two licensed charge nurses under whose licenses the aide will be administering medications.

  8. Must have no previous conviction of a felony related to the Controlled Substance Act.

  9. Must be able to demonstrate competency in blood pressure and pulse measurement.

 

Call QHO at (414) 475-7337 for schedule

Length of Class:
Classes are held part time to allow those students who are employed full time, an opportunity to attend, while it offers students more time to absorb the critical information necessary to become competent in dispensing medications. 

Classes meet on Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 5:30 PM until 9:30 PM, for 10 weeks.  Next, the students will put into practice what they have learned by practicing the dispensing of medication at their sponsoring facility.  This is referred to as their clinical experience.  Clinicals are full time on the first shift for one and one half weeks.  Then all students report back to class on that Thursday evening to take their final written and skills exam.  QHO’s CMA class is 140 hours in length, 80 hours of classroom and 60 hours of clinical. 

Program Description:
A competency based program designed to introduce the student to the general terminology relevant to the body systems, disease processes, medication actions/uses/effects on the body systems and side effects, especially if they relate to the geriatric resident. Also gives the student concepts and terminology relevant for the preparation and administration of medications, nursing responsibilities, and the legal implications of medication administration.

Cost of Program:
$2000.00/Student.
Classes may be FREE to qualified participants.
Call (414) 475-7337 for Details.

Location:
Quality Healthcare Options, Inc.
7425 Harwood Ave
Wauwatosa, WI 53213

 

 

 

 

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