HCA: How to Help Clients with Their Medications
The goal of this course is to help Home Care Aides (HCAs) learn about assisting their clients with self-medication.

Course Publication Date: May 18, 2020

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-20
Contact Hours:1.00
Delivery Method:Online Self Study
Category:Home Care Aide
Learning Objectives
  • 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.

  • List the 5 rights of medication administration.

  • 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 an 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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