MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION

The medication administration program at Springfield College helps you develop the knowledge and skills needed to administer medications in a health care or community setting. This nursing certificate program is designed to provide a concrete theoretical foundation and accurate knowledge on different actions and side effects of various medications. The program also teaches about various routes of medication administration and the skills required to properly administer different medications through particular routes including oral route (pills/liquid), nose drops, eye drops, ear drops, suppositories, topical, transdermal, etc. The program emphasizes upon critical thinking and reflective practice, holistic care and cultural diversity/sensitivity.
The theoretical component of the program is designed to facilitate the learner's knowledge of medications and their effects on patients. Students will explore the pharmacology, classifications, mechanisms of action, and side effects of medications. The impact of medications on various diseases and lab results will be explained. This course offers advanced case studies utilizing problem based learning (PBL) approach to achieve student success with course learning objectives.

 

 

 

Prerequisite(s)

You must be a healthcare professional, registered nurse (RN or RPN). If you are an internationally educated nurse, this program may be of interest for you.

 


Course Outline

  • Knowledge and information of common, frequently prescribed medications administered by health professionals.

  • Training on collection of patient information including health history, allergies and health concerns.

  • Knowledge and information about different rights and responsibilities of proper medication administration.

  • Knowledge of the legal aspects medication administration in Canadian Healthcare.

  • Information and knowledge of Controlled Acts in Ontario and understanding the importance of medication monitoring.

  • Practical, hands-on training for administering medication, through different routes of medication administration.

 

Course Highlights

  • Experienced faculties with vast Healthcare knowledge dedicated to train students.

  • Practical component of the program provides students with hands-on, practical training.

  • This certificate in Medication Administration equips students to complete in the workforce for positions for Healthcare Aide, Medical Office Administration, PSW and any Caregiver role.

  • A small group of only 3-5 students for individualized attention and better learning experience.

  • Emphasis on one-to-one support

  • Extreme positive feedback for training and program from past and present students

  • Program Certificate given on same day of completion.

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