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 3 p.m. Jan. 28 and 29, at the Great Bend campus in the Learning Resource Center in room L-136.
Registration is required by Jan. 24 and students must pay for the class prior to the first class. 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.
For more information or to enroll, contact the Adult Healthcare Department at (620) 792-9266.