Become a Qualified Medication Administration Person (QMAP).
A QMAP can:
- Administer medications according to written physician's orders.
- Maintain proper documentation of the administration of both prescription and non-prescription drugs.
- Use proper techniques when administering medications by various routes.
- Safely and accurately fill and administer medications to and from medication reminder boxes with oversight from a licensed person or qualified manager.
- Administer medications only in authorized settings:
- Assisted living residences.
- Adult foster care facilities.
- Alternative care facilities.
- Residential child care facilities.
- Secure residential treatment centers.
- State certified adult day programs.
- Program approved service agencies (PASA) serving people with intellectual and developmental disabilities.
A QMAP is not:
- Certified or licensed.
- Trained or authorized to make any type of judgment, assessment or evaluation of a client.
- Statutory and Regulatory Authority
- Purpose of QMAP FREE TRIAL
- The Importance of Safe Administration of Medicine FREE TRIAL
- Purpose of this Course FREE TRIAL
- Course Objectives FREE TRIAL
- Upon Completion of this Course FREE TRIAL
- Authorized QMAP Settings
- Requirements and Cautions
- For Employers and Students
- Identifying and Giving Medication to Dementia Patients
- Communicating with Someone with Dementia
- Dementia Patients: Handling Troubling Behavior
- Dementia Patients: Wandering
- Dementia Patients: Incontinence
- Dementia Patients: Agitation
- Dementia Patients: Repetitive Speech/Actions (Perseveration)
- Dementia Patients: Paranoia
- Dementia Patients: Sleeplessness/Sundowning
- Dementia Patients: Eating/Nutrition
- Dementia Patients: Bathing
- Dementia Patients: Additional Problem Areas
- Important Resources
- Understanding Medication
- Purpose of Medications
- Generic vs. Brand-Name Drugs
- Over-the-Counter vs. Prescription Medications
- Monitoring, Administering, and Client Self-Administration
- Seven Rights of Medication Administration
- Four "Routes" of Administering Medicine
- Controlled Substances (Narcotics)
- Functional Classification of Medicine
- Common Drug Categories: Part I
- Common Drug Categories: Part II
- Common Drug Categories: Part III
- Herbal Remedies and Over-the-Counter Medications
- Medication Side Effects
- Drug Information Worksheet
- Safety and Emergency Procedures
- Abuse, Neglect, and Misappropriation
- Define Medication Reminder Box (MRB)
- Guidelines for Filling MRBs
- Medications Not for MRBs
- Steps for Filling the MRB
- Administration Outside the Facilities
- Seven Rights of Medication Administration: Recap
- Additional Preparation Before Administration of Medications
- Specified vs. Time Window
- Steps After Administration is Complete
- Storage Requirements of Medications
- Expiration Date vs. Refill Date
About the Instructor
Hello, I wanted to introduce myself. My name is Kristina. I have been working in healthcare since September of 1995 when I received my CNA license in Missouri. I then receive my certified medical technician and insulin certification in Missouri. After a few years I moved to Denver in 1999. I worked in nursing homes, assisted living, group homes, and realized I wanted more. I went to Concorde Career College and received my diploma in medical assisting and found my calling in dialysis. Through DaVita, I received my nursing license in October of 2011 and my Bachelors in Nursing in 2015. Starting Nurse Practioner School in February 2018.
I am married and have two children ages 11 and 15. I enjoy doing obstacle mud runs, volleyball, bowling, riding my motorcycle, hiking, snowshoeing, and scuba diving. I am always up for a new experience or adventure. I just wanted you to know me a little and look forward to teaching you in my next class. I enjoy learning and helping others learn as well. School was never easy for me; it was always a struggle. I want to teach, help people learn, and give them the power of knowledge.