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Health Careers Education
Medication Administration Technician
This course emphasizes basic knowledge of legal and ethical issues for the Medication Administration Technician, performance of vital signs skills check and medication administration skills.
Lara Skaggs

Vital Signs

-Identify vital signs.
-Match the abbreviations for temperature, pulse, respirations and blood pressure for documenting vital signs with their meanings.
-Locate the pulse points.
-Describe a pulse.
-Describe respirations.
-Describe blood pressure.
-Identify the normal ranges of vital signs.
-Describe the factors affecting vital signs.
-Demonstrate taking an oral, rectal, axillary temperature.
-Demonstrate taking vital signs.

-Explain how to use pain scales.
-Report findings from all vital signs taken.

Legal and Ethical Issues
-Identify the basic responsibilities of the Medical Administration Technician (MAT) who provides care for residents.
-Identify standards of care guiding the actions of the MAT.
-Identify types of information requiring confidentiality about the resident.
-Select from a list the guidelines for maintaining the confidentiality of privileged information and for meeting legal/ethical responsibilities of the MAT.
-Match types of wrongful actions for which the MAT may be held liable.
-Identify legal requirements for reporting abuse or neglect of a resident.
-Identify the legal significance of a controlled substance.
-Answer questions about the purpose and importance of documentations.
-Identify information to be documented.
-Select from a list general rules for documenting.
-Identify recertification requirements for the Medical Administration Technician.
-Identify requirements for reporting medication errors.
-Identify appropriate methods of disposal of contaminated medications.
-Follow HIPAA reguirements.

Medication Administration
-Identify measurement systems used when administering medications.
-Identify the seven rights of medication administration.
-Match the purposes of medication with the medication type.
-Identify the checkpoints for verifying a medication during preparation.
-Identify routes of administration.
-Identify the factors affecting drug metabolism.
-Match common classifications of drugs to their actions.
-Interpret common abbreviations and symbols used in medication administration.
-Answer questions about the self-administration of medication.
-Select from a list requirements for properly storing and handling medications.
-Identify the guidelines for preventing the spread of pathogens.
-Identify information about seizures.
-Properly wash hands.
-Administer oral medication in liquid form.
-Administer oral medications in pill form.
-Administer topical medication.
-Administer eye medication.
-Administer ear medication.
-Administer nasal medication.
-Administer inhalant medication.
-Administer rectal suppository medication.
-Administer vaginal suppository/cream medication.
-Identify limitations of medication administration by the MAT.
-Identify resources available for reference regarding medication administration.

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Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
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