Sep 28, 2020  
NIACC Catalog 2019-2020 
NIACC Catalog 2019-2020 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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HSC - 179 Medication Aide

(3 s.h.)

In order to take this course, the applicant must be drug free and working in an agency/facility licensed by Department of Inspections and Appeals. Other requirements include: (1) If employed in a certified nursing facility: All applicants must be employed for at least six months by the facility sponsor, must be eligible on the Iowa Nurse Aide Registry and provide recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which they are employed; OR (2) A residential or related type of licensed facility – minimum of six months employment by facility sponsor, must provide evidence of successful completion of residential attendant course, and must provide documentation from administer of facility in which he/she is employed; OR (3) An assisted living program – minimum of 6 months employment by facility sponsor, must provide documentation from administrator of facility in which he/she is employed, and must have completed the Nurse Aide Course or Residential Attendant Course. Aptitude for reading, writing, and mathematics. At the time of enrollment each student must identify the RN who will supervise the validation of competencies in the clinical area.
The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer nonparenteral medications in agencies/facilities licensed by DIA. The emphasis is on safe administration and students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to assist in achieving the course competencies. Following satisfactory completion of the class and clinical components, students must successfully complete a state final exam to pass the course. This course is designated as a pass/no pass.

Lecture Hours: 42
Lab Hours: 10
Clinical Hours: 0
Work Experience Hours: 0

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