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ALHE 114 - Medication Aide Update 

 1 credit hour

This course provides the student with a review of the basic principles and skills of medication administration for oral and external application. Information from these medication topics will be reviewed: elderly biological considerations; over medication/drug abuse; drug and food interactions; legal and ethical issues. The review of classifications will provide updated information for the major classifications such as action, side effects, and nursing implications. Prerequisite: must be a Kansas State Certified Medication Aide and have a Certified Nurse Aide Certificate. This course may be repeated for credit. Note: This class may not be eligible for Federal Student Aid.

CMA Program Outcomes
Outcomes for this course include:
1.    The student should demonstrate an understanding of the responsibilities of the Medication Aide.
2.    The student should demonstrate an understanding of proper procedure for administering medication to the elderly.
3.    The student should demonstrate an understanding of proper methods of administering medication and proper medication classification.






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Executive Director of Allied Health

Amber Vail



Administrative Assistant to Allied Health

Cheryl Burk



Frequently Asked Questions
Q. After taking the CMA update course, why does the CMA registry still state my certification is going to expire?
A. It does not update until midnight the day of expiration.

Q. How does the state know that I completed the CMA update course?
A. NCCC staff will send your application and check/money order to the state after you have successfully completed the course.