Medication Management for Children's Services Paraprofessionals


As a Children’s Services Paraprofessional, being familiar with and providing consistent medication management skills is essential in maintaining a high level of safety for those in your care. This course includes important information intended to increase your knowledge of medication management and reduce the risks associated with medication administration errors. Included within the course is an overview of medication management; understanding medications; medication administration; state regulations and common policies and procedures; and ideas for practice.


Hours: 1.75


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Course Details

Course Code: REL-HHS-0-MMCS
Hours: 1.75
Type: Online Course
Learning Objectives:
Identify specific information that should be provided on medication records and labels
Summarize the Six Rights of Medication Administration
Identify common forms of medications and how to administer them correctly
Locate your organizations medication administration policies and procedures for paraprofessionals
Define medication management

Section 1: Introduction
A. Course Author
B. About This Course
C. Learning Objectives
Section 2: Medication Management Overview
A. Hurried Harold
B. What is Medication Management?
C. Medication Administration Record (MAR)
D. Pharmacy Labels
E. Brand vs Generic Names
F. Communication
G. Review
H. Summary
Section 3: Understanding Medications
A. Common Forms of Medications
B. Common Abbreviations
C. Dosages
D. PRN Medications
E. Intended Effects, Side Effects, and Adverse Reactions
F. Drug Interactions
G. Review
H. Summary
Section 4: Medication Administration
A. The Six Rights of Medication Administration
B. Handling Medications
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 5: Follow the Rules!
A. State Regulations
B. Policies and Procedures
C. Review
D. Summary
Section 6: Conclusion
A. Ideas for Practice
B. Summary
C. Congratulations
D. References

Staff Writer: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning
Ms. O’Connor has held positions as staff nurse, charge nurse, educator, and clinical instructor with over 25 years of clinical practice in a broad range of specialties: medical/surgical, public health, and the operating room environment. She also was a clinical and didactic educator for a community college healthcare program. Prior to becoming a Registered Nurse, Ms. O’Connor successfully challenged the Practical Nursing Boards in WV. As a Surgical Services Educator, Ms. O’Connor created and implemented a Surgical Technician program for non-licensed operating room employees in a highly respected community hospital. She also has been a nurse planner, with experience in planning, developing, implementing, and evaluating continuing education courses for nursing personnel through the continuing education process. A veteran of the U.S.A.F., Ms. O’Connor is committed to creating relevant and intelligent continuing education courses for healthcare professionals throughout the continuum of care. Disclosure: Rachel O’Connor, RN, BSN, M.Ed., Content Writer / Editor, Relias Learning 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 level Direct Care Workers; entry level Direct Support Professionals; in the following settings: Health and Human Services.
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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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