HCA: When Your Client Needs Help With Their Medication
The goal of this course is to help Home Care Aides (HCAs) learn about assisting their clients with self-medication.

Course Publication Date: April 18, 2018

This course is available with NO ADDITIONAL FEE if you have an active one year unlimited membership!

Author:Anita Rothera-Delaney RN, BS
Course No:HCA-SELFMED-18
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Home Care Aide

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Learning Objectives
  • List the 5 rights of medication administration.
  • Discuss the list of resident’s rights.
  • Describe some of the common classifications of medicine that HCAs might assist their clients with.
  • Identify some side effects of medications that HCAs need to be aware of.
  • Discuss HCAs assisting with self-medication in client’s private homes.
  • Give a basic definition of ‘self-medication’ and briefly discuss laws related to assisting with self-medication in assisted living facilities.
  • Describe different routes of medication assistance the CNA is allowed to do and what a HCA might do with their clients.
  • State which actions a CNA or HCA can legally perform.
  • Discuss signs of drug abuse or misuse.


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