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Barton Community College offers medication aide update
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Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update to provide CMAs with continuing education and a review of medications and delivery styles.

The class will meet from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday and Wednesday Feb. 8 and 9, in the college’s Learning Resource Center, L-136. Instructor is Linda Runge.

Pre-registration is required and students must make pre-payment for the class prior to the first class session. The registration fee of $104 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 drug/drug and drug/food interactions, legal guidelines and regulations pertaining to medication administration and the older adult.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Nursing Department, 620-792-9357 or 1-800-732-6842.