Course Outlines

Trained Medication Aid — HEAL 1075

  1. Course Description
    • Credits: 3.00
    • Lecture Hours/Week: 2.00
    • Lab Hours/Week: 1.00
    • OJT Hours/Week: 0
    • Prerequisites: None
    • Corequisites: None
    • MnTC Goals: None
    This program provides an overview of the requirements concerning medications and their administration. Other topics include legal criteria, medical abbreviations, medical math and basic dosage calculations, use of the Physician's Desk Reference (PDR) along with current medication handbooks. A basic overview of body systems and drug classifications are included. Administration of medications via oral, eye, ear, rectal, topical and inhalant routes will also be covered. Attendance of all classes is mandatory; any absence will may result in repeating the course. Students must attain 90% on all examinations to continue in the class.
  2. Course Effective Dates: 5/21/14 – Present
  3. Outline of Major Content Areas
      As noted on course syllabus
  4. Learning Outcomes
    1. Demonstrate the ability to safely administer non-parenteral drugs in the clinical/lab setting
    2. Describe the role of laws and controlling agents related to safe administration of non-parenteral medications
    3. Discuss general information related to the administration of non-parenteral medication and explain how this information assists the medication aide in safely administering non-parenteral medications
    4. Recognize commonly ordered non-parenteral medications and classify these into drug families according to action, side effects and nursing precautions
    5. Recognize methods and procedures of safely preparing, administering and recording non-parenteral medications
  5. Minnesota Transfer Curriculum Goal Area(s) and Competencies
  6. Learner Outcomes Assessment
      As noted on course syllabus
  7. Special Information
      None noted