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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. Monitoring Clients for Changes of Condition

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize the learner with how to recognize a change of condition in residents and the elements of monitoring. Evaluation strategies are provided, with steps to take to respond to a change of condition. The course engages the learner in learning how to think about, respond to, and monitor a client’s change of condition.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • How to Respond to a Change of Condition
    • Recognize Common Reasons for Change In Condition
    $19.99
  4. Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize learners with the effects and implications of polypharmacy in the senior population. A review of frequently used PRN medications and calculation methods are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of medication side effects and presents the difference between an adverse drug reaction and a side effect. A systematic process for medication order review and verification is presented, and how to interact effectively with the pharmacy is outlined.
    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Learn the Symptoms of Adverse Side Effects of Drug Use
    • Familiarizes the Use of Pharmacy Resources
    $19.99
  5. Heart Disease and Common Medications

    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: 2
    • Common Heart Diseases and What Signs to Look for in Our Residents
    • Common Medications Used to Help Treat Heart Disease
    $29.99
  6. 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
  7. Polypharmacy, Adverse Drug Reactions, and Drug Calculations

    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.

    The purpose of this course is to familiarize learners with the effects and implications of polypharmacy in the senior population. A review of frequently used PRN medications and calculation methods are presented. This course engages the learner in content related to signs and symptoms of medication side effects and presents the difference between an adverse drug reaction and a side effect. A systematic process for medication order review and verification is presented, and how to interact effectively with the pharmacy is outlined.

    Course Number:
    • Online Training Course
    • Credit Hours: 1
    • Common Reasons for Medication Errors
    • Common Adverse Reactions a Resident May Experience
    $19.99
  8. 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