Customer service skills
Competency in assisting with self-administration of medication
FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF ELDER AFFAIRS
When residents can no longer manage their own medications in assisted living facilities (ALFs) and home health settings, they rely on Medication Technicians to assist them with their medication and to communicate observations to healthcare providers. Our Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication training is Florida Department of Elder Affairs compliant and certifies you to assist residents with self-administered medications.
Topics covered include:
Assisting with prescription and OTC medications
Assisting with insulin pens
Assisting with nebulizers
Application and removal of anti-embolism hosiery
Assisting with CPAP machines
Assisting with colostomy bags
$60 (Includes Same Day Certification)
Medication Technicians are unlicensed personnel. Typically, Med Techs work for residential assisted living facilities (ALFs) or certified home health agencies. They may be Certified Nursing Assistants, or unlicensed caregivers working under the direct supervision of medical professionals, usually registered nurses. They keep records of services performed and of clients’ conditions and progress.
Our Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication training will give you the knowledge and certification necessary to safely assist with medications for residents or clients while they reside in a residential facility or comfort of their home.
Open to everyone (no pre-requisites or experience required).
After one year, Medication Technicians are required to take the two hour refresher continuing education course.
This class is offered face-to-face or online. To view the face-to-face class dates or to register for the online course, please click "Proceed to Register."
IMPORTANT UPDATE: In light of the continuing health crisis, the Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication course is being offered in two formats. Learners may choose from an online, e-learning option or a face-to-face option in a small class setting.
Learners choosing the online, e-learning format may use our candidate computer lab locally on Mondays or Wednesdays, or the course can be completed from the comfort of the learner's own home.
Learners choosing the online, e-learning option must be actively enrolled into the e-learning course for six hours, complete each module, and complete module assessments to receive course completion certification.
Must be at least 18 years old
High School Diploma is not required
GED is not required
*For employment purposes: Must be able to pass level 2 background