Medication Administration for Personal Support Workers (PSW)
January 18-19, 2014 (9:00AM-3:00PM) at Cornerstone College located at 364 Wilson Avenue, North York ON (West of Bathurst St.)
Be equipped with knowledge and skills in giving/assisting clients/residents with their medications. Be on top of your Career as a PSW!
Medication Administration Program for PSW
This is a 14 hour training program designed to provide PSW knowledge and skills in Medication Administration. The program consists of two elements: Lecture and Laboratory.
This program is designed to endow the PSW with a solid foundation on the Theories and Principles of Pharmacology as well as to gain accurate knowledge and skills on the proper administration of medication.
Upon completion of the course, a certificate is issued after the student has satisfactorily performed all vital elements of the program. Obtain 70% in the post test and able to perform the required skills in the laboratory.
- The PSW will gain sufficient knowledge in the common medication administered by PSW.
- The PSW will acquire accurate information on the legal aspect of administering medication including the Controlled Acts in Ontario
- The PSW will obtain, develop and master the different skills necessary in medication administration
- The PSW will understand the different rights of medication
- The PSW will show a return demonstration on administering medication through the different routes during laboratory practice
- Definition of Terms
- Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
Variable Factors Influencing Drug Action
- Body Weight
- Metabolic Rate
- Psychologic Aspects
- Cummulative Effect
Principles of Medication Administration
- Systems of Weights and Measures
Common Drugs administered by PSW
Drug Side Effects and Management
PSW Role and Accountability
- Legal and Ethical Considerations
- Narcotic Control Systems
- Types of Medication Orders
- The Eight Rights of Drug Administration
- Different Routes of Drug Administration
10. Post Test
- Identify different forms of medications
- Return Demonstration on medication preparation
- Return Demonstration on administering medication on different routes