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Health Careers Education
Advanced CMA-Insulin Administration
The course provides training to the CMA on the principles of insulin administration.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106
Certified Medication Aide
Upon completion of this course, the learner will be able to

Pathophysiology of diabetes

1.Define the disease process of diabetes.

2.Describe the action of insulin within the body.

3. Explain the differences between the types of diabetes.

Diabetes disease management

1. Describe the relationship between insulin, diet, and physical activity in management

of diabetes.

2. Explain how diet relates to blood glucose control.

3. Relate how exercise affects blood glucose control.

Blood glucose testing and use of equipment

1. Explain the purpose of blood glucose testing.

2. Demonstrate how to use blood glucose testing equipment with accuracy.

3. Explain the quality control requirements for glucose monitoring equipment and the

purpose and frequency of control testing.

4.Demonstrate both high and low controls of the glucose monitoring equipment.

Stable and unstable diabetes

1. Identify appropriate blood glucose levels for persons with diabetes.

2. Define hypoglycemia.

3. List causes, signs and symptoms of hypoglycemia.

4. Define hyperglycemia.

5. List causes, signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia.

6. Define stable and unstable diabetes.

7. Describe the differences between stable and unstable diabetes.

8. Identify normal blood glucose and Ac1 levels.

Diabetes care by managing blood glucose levels

1. List three carbohydrate choices used to treat hypoglycemia.

2. Describe measures to prevent hypoglycemia.

3. Describe the relationship between blood glucose levels and indications for glucagons


4. Describe measures to prevent hyperglycemia.

5. State when to contact and what to report to a licensed health care provider.

Charting, graphing, and record-keeping

1. Explain the reason for accurate documentation of all aspect of diabetes management

and care.

2. Identify correct forms for documentation.

3. Demonstrate the ability to accurately document diabetes management and care.

Diabetic medications and adverse reactions (Insulin)

1.Describe the purpose of insulin.

2. State the types of insulin and each onset, peak and duration of action.

3. Explain the difference between basal and bolus insulin.

4. State common side effects, adverse reactions, and precautions for insulin.

Diabetic medications and adverse reactions (Oral agents)

1. Describe the purpose, action, and recommended doses of each oral agent.

2. State common side effects, adverse reactions, and precautions for each oral agent.

Administration of diabetic medications

1. State the correct administration times for insulin and oral agents relevant to meals

and mechanisms of action.

2. Identify the preferred sites for an insulin injection and describe site rotation patterns.

3. Discuss the proper storage of insulin.

4. Demonstrate the accurate measurement and correct technique of a single and a

mixed dose of insulin.

5. Explain why it is required to check insulin type and dose drawn with another certified

medication aide or licensed health care provider.

6. Demonstrate administration of a single and mixed dose of insulin.
Certified Medication Aide - CTTC


Advanced CMA-Insulin Administration - CTTC
Certified Medication Aide - CTTC


Advanced CMA-Insulin Administration - CTTC

Oklahoma State Department of Health, Certified Medication Aide rules - Ch. 677

Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Certified Medication Aide
Health Science Therapeutic Services Certified Medication Aide - Advanced