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Medication Management Courses

  1. Antibiotic Therapy

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    Antibiotics can be a natural or synthetic substance that destroys microorganisms or inhibits their growth. Their use is extensive not only in the United States but throughout the world. The more knowledge the care team has of antibiotic therapy the more effective the therapy can be for the resident.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Importance of Having a Basic Understanding of Antibiotics
    • Common Diseases Treated by Antibiotics
    $19.99
  2. Understanding California Medication Regulations Online

    The video reviews key concepts from California RCFE medication regulations, including handling of physician orders, PRN medications, eye drops, and more.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Basic Medication Regulations in California
    • Key Concepts From California RCFE Medication Regulations
    $19.99
  3. Assistance with Medication Administration Online

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    In this course we will address the six rights in medication management, as well as, medication basics, and medication assistance procedures.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Six Rights in Medication Management
    • The Basics of Medication Assistance Procedures
    $19.99
  4. California Medication Regulations: An Overview

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course provides and overview of the laws and regulations enforced by the California Department of Social Services, Community Care Licensing Division related to medication in Residential Care Facilities for the Elderly. This course is designed for all staff persons including administrators and direct care staff.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Community Care Licensing Division
    • Laws and Regulations Enforced by the California Department of Social Services
    $19.99
  5. Inhalers and Nebulizers

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    Common devices used to deliver medications directly to the airways in the lungs.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Overview of COPD and Asthma
    • The Two Common Types of Medications Used in Inhalers and Nebulizers
    $19.99
  6. Introduction to Medication Management

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will discuss allowable duties and the difference between assisting and administering medications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Community Specific Responsibilities
    • Med Aide Roles and Responsibilities
    $19.99
  7. Medication Basics

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course provides an introduction to medication assistance in Assisted Living/Residential Care.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Maximize the Benefit and Safety of Medications for Residents
    • How to Assist a Resident With Medications
    $19.99
  8. Medication for Heart Disease

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS). For courses that are approved to meet the CDSS certification or recertification requirements, please click here.

    As our residents age, they are at increased risk for heart disease. In fact, heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. While addressing risk factors is an important part of preventing heart disease, medications play a key role in ongoing management. In this course we will discuss common medications used in the treatment of a variety of cardiovascular diseases, including how the medications work, reasons for use, and side effects to watch out for.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Heart Diseases and What Signs to Look for in Our Residents
    • Common Medications Used to Help Treat Heart Disease
    $29.99
  9. Medication Orders and Working with Pharmacy

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will address the medication management process as well as steps in the process. The course will address medication orders, over the counter medications (OTC), types of orders, precautions when working with medications orders, and controlled medications. In this course we will discuss the importance of communication and how to work successfully with the pharmacy.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Medication Management Process
    • The Process of Working With the Pharmacy
    $19.99
  10. Pain Management in Assisted Living

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    There are many definitions of pain. The International Association for the Study of Pain defines pain as “An unpleasant sensory and emotional experience arising from actual or potential tissue damage…” A more common explanation of pain among care providers is “Pain is whatever the experiencing person says it is, wherever the experiencing person says it is.” Pain management is an important topic to understand when working with a resident of any age.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Factors That Affect Pain
    • Common Symptoms Associated With Pain
    $19.99
  11. Polypharmacy and Implications for Seniors

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    Assisted Living residents often take multiple medications for various medical conditions, complications and diseases. Polypharmacy occurs when a resident has an adverse reaction to negative interactions between two or more medications that have been prescribed to them, often times from multiple physicians. The problem is that the varying medical professionals providing care and services do not communicate with each other regarding prescribed medications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Reasons Why Polypharmacy Occurs
    • How to Limit the Negative Effects
    $19.99
  12. PRN Medications

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course is designed to equip the Med Aide in accurate PRN medication basics. We will address various PRN medications used in assisted living communities, key points when handling PRN medications, and proper dosage calculations.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • PRN Medications Used in Assisted Living Communities
    • Key Points When Handling PRN Medications
    $19.99
  13. Safe Management of Narcotics

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course helps you to safely manage narcotics.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Three Classifications of Analgesics
    • The Use of Narcotics for Residents on Hospice Care
    $19.99
  14. Side Effects, Adverse Reactions, and Medication Errors

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will address the process when a resident refuses medications, adverse drug reactions, and medication errors. A 16 minute video is also included in this course and will demonstrate why all residents should be closely monitored for adverse reactions, side effects and allergies during the medication management process.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Reasons for Medication Errors
    • Common Adverse Reactions a Resident May Experience
    $19.99
  15. Understanding Medication Forms, Names, and Routes of Administration

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course will address the role of medications in providing care, medications and the aging body, keeping medications safe, and resources for obtaining information about medications.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • The Role Med Aides Play in Keeping Medications Safe
    • Valuable Resources Used in Medication Management
    $19.99
  16. Warfarin (Coumadin): Anticoagulant Medications

    This course is not approved by the California Department of Social Services (CDSS).

    This course provides an in-depth focus on warfarin including the history, drug classification, mechanism of action, indications, contraindications, and side effects. Important considerations for residents who are taking Coumadin will be discussed. Education about Coumadin for clients, families, and staff is explained. Client safety is emphasized throughout the course.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 2
    • Drug Classification
    • Education About Coumadin for Clients
    $29.99