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Medication Basics
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • How to Maximize the Benefit and Safety of Medications for Residents
  • How to Assist a Resident With Medications
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Medication Basics Info:

Course Description

This course provides an introduction to medication assistance in Assisted Living/Residential Care. This course is not intended to train how to assist a resident with medications; it simply is providing general knowledge important for all Direct Care Staff and administrators who care for residents. All staff should be familiar with the basic topics important to medication assistance to communicate effectively with residents, other Community staff, and outside professionals. Basic medication knowledge will also help you be alert to medication-related problems or concerns you may observe with your residents.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • 1. Explain how to maximize the benefit and safety of medications for residents.
  • 2. Contrast the differences between a prescription medication, a controlled medication, an over-the-counter medication, and supplements/herbal medicines.
  • 3. Distinguish between a trade name and a generic name for a medication.
  • 4. Accurately read information on a prescription and non-prescription medication label.
  • 5. Describe the difference between the six types of prescription orders.
  • 6. Explain the steps in obtaining and delivering medications to a resident.
  • 7. Describe the six rights of medication administration.
  • 8. Give examples of common reasons that a resident may refuse taking medications and possible solutions.
  • 9. Give examples of adverse drug reactions.
  • 10. List examples of common medication errors.
  • 11. List examples of contributing causes of medication errors.
  • 12. Explain how all staff members can help to prevent medication errors.


Course Outcomes

Hour One
  • 1. Introduction to Medication Management
  • a. Responsibility for medications
  • b. Keeping medications sage
  • 2. Medication types, names, labels and routes of administration
  • a. Types
  • b. Medication names
  • c. Labels
  • d. Routes of administration
  • 3. Medication storage
  • 4. Physician’s orders
  • 5. Medication-related terminology and abbreviations
  • 6. Steps to obtaining and delivering medications
  • a. Prescribe
  • b. Fill
  • c. Store
  • d. Pass or pour
  • e. Administer
  • f. Document
  • 7. Six rights of Medication Administration
  • a. Right resident
  • b. Right drug
  • c. Right dose
  • d. Right time
  • e. Right route
  • f. Right documentation
  • 8. Medication-related problems
  • 9. Preventing medication errors


Instructor: Josh Allen, RN

Josh Allen is a Registered Nurse with over 20 years of experience in senior living. As the Director of InTouch at Home, Josh oversees all aspects of business development, care, services, and operations for the organization. As a part of the SRG Senior Living family of companies, InTouch at Home delivers personalized care and services to clients living in senior living communities as well as private residences across three states.

Josh also serves on the board of the American Assisted Living Nurses Association, and represents AALNA on the boards of the Center for Excellence in Assisted Living and Coalition of Geriatric Nursing Organizations. Josh has previously served as President and CEO of Care and Compliance Group, a leading training solutions provider.

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