Medication Management for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Part 1

Medication Management for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Part 1 

Medication Management for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities is a two-part course for direct support staff that teaches you the best practices and principles of administering, monitoring, and documenting medications. Part 1 provides an overview of medication management including basic terminology, instruction on how to find and interpret information on pharmacy labels and medication administration records, the Cycle of Responsibility, and a discussion of special circumstances.


Hours: 1.50


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.50 contact hours.

Non-Licensed Direct Care (DSP, HHA, CNA, DCW, PCA, IHA, NA)


Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-MMGMT1
Hours: 1.5
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 8/31/2020
Learning Objectives:
Describe some best practices in medication management for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
Discuss the Cycle of Responsibility in supporting individuals with medications.
Identify different forms of medications and some common side effects of medications to watch for.
Locate and identify information listed on pharmacy labels and medication administration records (MARs).

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning objectives Section 2: Medication Management A. A Tragic Series of Omissions B. What Went Wrong? C. The Need for Medication Management D. Common Errors E. Common Terms F. Matching Review G. Who is Responsible for Medication Management? H. The Cycle of Responsibility I. Encouraging Independence J. Report It! Section 3: Understanding Medications A. Types of Medications B. Common Forms of Medications C. Medication Names D. Medication Administration Records (MARs) E. Finding Information on the MAR F. Documentation Mistakes G. Common Abbreviations H. Reading a Pharmacy Label I. Dosages J. Solid Medication Dosages K. Liquid Medication Dosages L. Correct Medications M. Three Times: Check and Compare Section 4: Monitoring and Special Considerations A. Effects of Medications B. Medication Interactions C. Controlled Medications D. Psychotropic Medication E. Learning More F. Review G. Section Summary Section 5: Conclusion A. Summary B. Congratulations C. Put Into Practice

Instructor: Robin Correll, PhD, MSN
Robin Correll is a registered nurse with over 15 years of experience working with individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Dr. Correll received her Bachelors of Science in Nursing Degree in Nursing in 1994 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. She graduated with a Masters of Science in Nursing in 1999 from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Correll received her Doctor of Nursing Practice from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama in 2012. Dr. Correll has a wide variety of clinical experience and has worked in acute care, long-term care, intellectual and developmental disabilities, and behavioral health. Dr. Correll has been with RHA Health Services, Inc. since 1999 and currently serves as the Vice President of Nursing Services. Dr. Correll oversees nursing and clinical services in North Carolina, Georgia, and Tennessee. Disclosure: Robin Correll, PhD, MSN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.
Target Audience:
The target audience for this course is: entry, intermediate, and advanced level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Intellectual Developmental Disabilities.
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Course Delivery Method and Format
Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
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