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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

Program Description

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.

Program Goal

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.

Program Objectives
  1. The PSW will gain sufficient knowledge in the common medication administered by PSW.
  2. The PSW will acquire accurate information on the legal aspect of administering medication including the Controlled Acts in Ontario
  3. The PSW will obtain, develop and master the different skills necessary in medication administration
  4. The PSW will understand the different rights of medication
  5. The PSW will show a return demonstration on administering medication through the different routes during laboratory practice
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.  

Program Outline

  1. Definition of Terms
  2. Principles of Drug Action and Drug Interactions
    • Absorption
    • Distribution
    • Metabolism
    • Excretion
    • Half-life
  3. Variable Factors Influencing Drug Action
    • Age
    • Body Weight
    • Metabolic Rate
    • Illness
    • Psychologic Aspects
    • Tolerance
    • Cummulative Effect
  4. Math Review
    • Systems of Weights and Measures
  5. Principles of Medication Administration
    • Legal and Ethical Considerations
    • Narcotic Control Systems
    • Types of Medication Orders
    • The Eight Rights of Drug Administration
    • Different Routes of Drug Administration
  6. Drug Classifications
  7. Common Drugs administered by PSW
  8. Drug Side Effects and Management
  9. PSW Role and Accountability

10. Post Test

  1. Identify different forms of medications
  2. Return Demonstration on medication preparation
  3. Return Demonstration on administering medication on different routes
  4. Documentation  

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