Students completing the Medication Aide Program may find entry-level employment as a Medication Aide in Long-Term Care (LTC) Facilities, Personal Care Facility, Correctional Institution or other related institutions. Graduates will be able to accomplish basic procedures established by the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services, for preparation, documentation and skills essential for safe administration of medications under the supervision of a licensed nurse in a clinical setting. Additionally, students will be able to define responsibilities and liabilities associated with the control, accountability, storage and safeguarding of medication. Students will learn to use common medical terminology, abbreviations and symbols. Additionally, they will be able to identify drugs, and discuss drug reactions and side effects of medications commonly administered to residents in LTC facilities. Furthermore, they will be able to use available reference materials to research drug information.
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