Course Description

Fee: $275.00

The Certified Residential Medication Aide will be able to demonstrate the following:

  • Legal and ethical responsibilities involved in the administration of medications to residents living in residential facilities for individuals with intellectual developmental disabilities in the state of Maine
  • A basic knowledge of medications which includes drug categories, normal dosage range, and potential side effects
  • Ability through written and oral classwork and supervised clinical experience in the facility, to administer non-injectable medications in a safe, proper, and accurate manner.
  • Ability to understand required documentation procedures, report medication errors, use of common abbreviations, accountability for Controlled substances, and use of drug reference resource
  • An understanding of infection control and universal/standard precautions.

Each participant must complete all homework/classwork assignments and participate in class.  A completion of 80% or above on the final exam and successfully administer medications at least (3) times in a licensed home with the appropriate supervision {Registered Nurse or a CRMA who has a current certificate for at least a year}, and submit proof of this form of a correctly completed Clinical Task Sheet.

*Recertification is required every 2 years