Medication Management for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Part 2

Medication Management for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities Part 2 

Medication Management for Individuals with Developmental Disabilities is a two-part course for support staff that will teach you how to assist intellectual and developmental disabilities with medication management in a safe and effective manner. Part One of this course gave you a basic overview of guidelines and terminology used in medication management. This course is Part Two. It presents additional instruction for storing and administering medications, including a step-by-step guide to administering specific types of medications, including oral medications, ear and eye drops, nasal sprays, topical treatments, and transdermal patches. You will also learn about the Five Rights of Medication Management and other best practices for preventing errors and preparing medications.


Hours: 1.00


Certificates provided by accrediting body (2 Match)

National Alliance for Direct Support Professionals


This activity is approved for 1.00 contact hours.

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


Course Details

Course Code: REL-IDD-0-MMGMT2
Hours: 1
Type: Online Course
Content Expiration Date: 10/3/2020
Learning Objectives:
Name the Five Rights of Medication Administration and how to use them.
Identify common forms of medications and how to administer them correctly.
List the steps that should be taken during every medication administration to prepare the area, to administer the medication, and to finish the job.

Section 1: Introduction A. About this Course B. Learning Objectives Section 2: Preparing to Administer Medications A. Your Role B. The Five Rights of Medication Management C. Right Person D. Right Medication E. Right Dose F. Right Time G. Before or After Meals H. Right Route I. Five Rights Review J. Medication Storage K. Special Instructions L. Self-Administration of Medications Section 3: Medication Administration A. Basic Preparation and Checks B. Triple-Check Medications C. Oral Medication (Solids) D. Oral medications (Liquids) E. Ear Drops F. Eye Drops and Eye Ointments G. Metered-Dose Inhalers (MDI) H. Topical Medications (Creams and Ointments) I. Nasal Sprays J. Transdermal Medications (Patches) K. Routes of Administration Requiring Privacy L. PRN Medications M. Administering PRN Medications N. Section Summary Section 4: 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: Advanced, Entry, Intermediate 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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