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PRN Medications
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • PRN Medications Used in Assisted Living Communities
  • Key Points When Handling PRN Medications
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$19.99

PRN Medications Info:

Course Description

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. Following this module you will be asked to watch a 20 minute video regarding reducing medication errors specific to PRN medications.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • 1. Name common PRN medications used by residents in assisted living communities.
  • 2. Identify key points when handling PRN medications.
  • 3. Discuss essential techniques for the safe handling of PRN medications.
  • 4. Clearly demonstrate how to use a PRN record.


Course Outcomes

Hour One
  • I. Introduction
  • II. Examples of Common PRN Uses
  • III. Key Points when Handling PRN Medications
  • a. Verify that the Resident’s Physician has indicated the Resident is Able to Communicate the Need for the PRN Medication.
  • b. All PRN Orders must contain the following information:
  • I. The Reason for the Medication
  • ii. The exact dose
  • iii. The Minimum Time Between Doses
  • iv. The Maximum dose in a 24-Hour Period
  • c. Be Cautious to Not Give an Overdose of the Medication.
  • d. Always Document the Administration of the PRN as Well as the Response.
  • e. Individualize the Use of the PRN to the Needs of the Resident.
  • f. Do Not Misuse PRN Medications, Nor Should They Be Used for Your Convenience.
  • IV. PRN Medication Records
  • V. Learning Exercise
  • a. PRN Medication Records
  • VI. Dosage Calculations
  • a. Measurement Systems
  • b. Other Measurement Systems
  • c. Examples


Instructor: Laura Gumban, LVN

Laura Gumban, LVN is currently the Resident Care Coordinator at the Eskaton Lodge Brentwood in Brentwood California. There, she is responsible or budget maintenance; she is a liaison with the medical community; she interviews, hires, schedules, and supervises clinical staff; she completes resident assessments and quarterly evaluations; and is the director of nursing duties.Laura has been with Eskaton Lodge Brentwood since 2006. Previously she was an MDS Nurse for the Elmhaven Care Center in Stockton, California and was a MDS/TILES Nurse at Heritage Oakes Estates in Balliger Texas.

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PRN Medications

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