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BCC offers CMA update in Ellsworth
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Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update course to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles from 8:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, March 7 and Thursday, March 8 at the Ellsworth County Medical Center, 1602 Aylward Ave., Ellsworth.

Preregistration is required and students must make pre-payment for the class prior to the first class session. The registration fee is $84 for Barton County residents and $87 for non-county residents. The fee includes tuition, fees, recertification fee and materials. Participants are required to bring photocopies of their nurse aide and medication aide certificates for verification and their Social Security card with their current name.

Medication aides are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education every two years. They have two years from the date of certification to comply with this requirement.

The CMA Update will enhance participants’ knowledge and skills essential for proper storage, handling and administration of medications. It also will provide updates on how drugs react with food and other drugs, legal guidelines and regulations pertaining to medication administration and the older adult.

The instructor for the class will be Linda Runge. For more information or to enroll, contact the Nursing Department at 800-732-6842.