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Health Careers Education
Certified Medication Aide – Respiratory and Gastric
This is advanced training for those already certified as a Certified Medication Aide (CMA) and must deliver nutrition or medications via feeding tubes either nasogastric or gastric. It is also for the CMA who will need to administer medications in the inhalable or nebulizer form. These types of Certified Medication Aides can work in Nursing facilities or Continuum of Care facilities, Specialized facilities, Residential Care homes, Adult Day Care facilities, and Assisted Living centers. This course blends theory and practical skills in the classroom.
Lara Skaggs
Program Manager
405 743 5106

Debbie Kirkpatrick 918-828-5031
Upon completion of this course, the student should be able to:
1. Identify different parts of the GI tract
2. Understand why adequate nutrition is important
3. Identify alternative forms of nutrition therapy CMA-RG’s can assist in delivering
4. Identify types of gastric tubes
5. Identify placement of gastric tubes
6. Verbalize the RN’s and LPN’s role in nutrition therapy
7. Verbalize the RN’s and LPN’s role in medication administration via gastric tubes
8. Correctly check residual from a gastric tube
9. Correctly flush a gastric tube
10. Administer gastric tube feedings - bolus
11. Administer medications through a gastric tube
12. Observe, report, and document resident response to tube feeding – bolus and continuous
13. Identify different parts of the Respiratory tract
14. Identify methods for delivering medications via the respiratory route
15. Identify equipment used to deliver a nebulizer treatment
16. List diseases treated with inhalers and nebulizer treatments
17. List different types of respiratory medications
18. List the purpose of different respiratory medications
19. List the side effects / adverse reactions of different respiratory medications
20. Demonstrate how to administer a nebulizer treatment
21. Demonstrate how to administer an inhaler treatment
22. List at least 5 problems associated with inhaler/nebulizer treatments
23. Comply with legal and ethical guidelines
24. Apply principles of safety to client/resident care
25. Apply knowledge of measurement systems
Successful completion of this course will result in the trainee being able to be listed on the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry (NAR) as a CMA-RG. The CMA is responsible for sending in required paperwork (Form 506, 717, & 301) and $10 to the NAR to be listed on the registry.
Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting, 4th edition; Rice, Jane; 2006
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Certified Medication Aide - Advanced