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Certified Medication Aide-Glucose Monitoring
This is advanced training for those already certified as a Certified Medication Aide and need to provide glucose monitoring for residents/clients. 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. Once you pass this course, you are eligible to submit the necessary paperwork and fee to the NAR for placement on the NAR as a CMA-GM.
Lara Skaggs
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Debbie Kirkpatrick 918-828-5031
A. Pathophysiology of diabetes
1. Define diabetes as a chronic metabolic disorder in which the body is unable to metabolize glucose properly
2. Describe the action of insulin within the body
3. Explain the differences between the types of diabetes
B. 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
C. 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 (if applicable for each piece of blood glucose monitoring equipment) the high, normal, and low controls of the glucose monitoring equipment.
D. Stable and unstable diabetes
1. Identify appropriate blood glucose levels for person 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
E. 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 of glucagon use
4. Describe measures to prevent hyperglycemia
5. State when to contact and what to report to a licensed health care worker
F. Charting, graphing and record-keeping
1. Explain the reason for accurate documentation of all aspects of diabetes management and care including blood glucose results, quality control testing, medication administration, and adverse reactions
2. Identify correct forms for documentation
3. Demonstrate the ability to accurately document diabetes management and care

G. Infection control and universal precaution for blood borne pathogens
1. Define the term “universal precautions”
2. Demonstrate correct hand-washing techniques
3. Demonstrate safe handling of syringes, needles, pen devices, glucometer equipment, test strips, lancing devices, and lancets
4. Explain proper disposal of used syringes, needles, test strips, lancets, and other items that have blood on them
Successful completion of this course will result in the trainee being able to be listed on the NAR (Nurse Aide Registry) as a CMA-GM. The trainee will then be able to perform glucose testing for residents in approved facilities as stated in OAC 310:677.
Principles of Pharmacology for Medical Assisting, 4th edition; Rice, Jane; 2006
Career Majors That Sequence This Course
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Health Science Therapeutic Services Certified Medication Aide - Advanced