Cisco College's Medication Aide / Correctional Medication Aide program is an eight-week course designed to establish the information and skills necessary to work in a medication aide role. Topics include:
- communication skills
- basic anatomy of body systems
- safety prevention and preparedness
- allowable and prohibited practices of medication aide
- maintenance of medication administration
- laws and rules related to the administration of medication and operation of facilities.
Students attend 4-5 hours of live instruction via Zoom, 4 days a week for eight weeks. They will also participate in 10 hours of hands-on demonstrative skills related to medication administration and 10 hours of training in a licensed facility.
Successful completion of the program is mandatory to sit for the State Certification exam or facility exam.
- Able to read, write, and speak and understand English.
- At least 18 years old.
- Free of communicable diseases and in suitable physical and emotional health to safely administer medications.
- High school graduate or have a GED.
- Employed as certified nurse aides listed on the Texas Nurse Aide Registry in active status and currently employed in a facility licensed under Texas Health and Safety Code Chapter 242 on the class start date OR employed on the class start date as non-licensed direct care staff in a facility licensed under Chapter 247; a state-supported living center or ICF/IID and have 90 days previous employment in the year preceding the class start date.
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About this Program
|Degrees & Certifications||Program Length|
|Medication Aide Certification||8 Weeks|
What Can This Program Do For You
Certified Medication Aide
Certified Nurse Aide
Nursing Home Administrator
Geriatric Care Manager
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