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Understanding Medication Forms, Names, and Routes of Administration

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Understanding Medication Forms, Names, and Routes of Administration
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Course Information:
  • Online Training Course
  • Credit Hours: 1
  • The Role Med Aides Play in Keeping Medications Safe
  • Valuable Resources Used in Medication Management
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Understanding Medication Forms, Names, and Routes of Administration Info:

Course Description

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. This course will also address medication names, forms, and routes, as well as routes of administration commonly used in the Assisted Living Community.

Course Objectives

By the end of this course participants will be able to:
  • 1. Understand the role Med Aides play in keeping medications safe and beneficial to the residents.
  • 2. Describe valuable resources used in medication management.
  • 3. Name different forms of medications commonly used in assisted living Communities.
  • 4. Define two different drug names.
  • 5. List several routes of administration for medications commonly used.


Course Outcomes

Hour One
  • I. Introduction
  • a. The Role of Medications in Providing Care
  • b. Medications and the Aging Body
  • c. Keeping Medications Safe: Doing Your Part
  • I. The Physician Has Enough Information to Choose the Best Medication to Treat the Problem.
  • ii. The Medication Prescribed is Administered Correctly.
  • iii. The Reason the Medication is Being Given is Clear to All Facility Personnel, and the Target Symptoms are Clearly Defined and Monitored to Determine Medication Effectiveness.
  • iv. The Resident is Monitored for Adverse Reactions, or Side Effects, By All Personnel Providing Care and Supervision.
  • v. Concerns and Questions Related to the Resident’s Medications are Immediately Referred to the Prescribing Physician.
  • vi. Strictly Adhere to Regulations Related to Medications.
  • vii. Medication Policy and Procedures are Followed.
  • d. Resources for Obtaining Information about Medications
  • i. Medication Handbook
  • ii. Prescribing Physician
  • viii. Pharmacists
  • iv. Nurses
  • v. The Internet
  • II. Medication Forms and Names
  • a. Drug Forms
  • b. Drug Names
  • III. Routes of Administration
  • a. Local or Systemic
  • b. Classification


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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Understanding Medication Forms, Names, and Routes of Administration

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