Barton Community College offers Certified Medication Aide Update

October 19, 2011

Story by: Joe Vinduska

Barton Community College will offer a Certified Medication Aide Update class from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Nov. 8 and 9 at Lyons Good Samaritan.

Medication aides are required to complete 10 hours of continuing education every two years. They have two years from the date of certification to comply with this requirement.

The CMA Update will enhance participants' knowledge and skills essential for proper storage, handling and administration of medications. It also will provide updates on drug-to-drug and drug-to-food interactions, legal guidelines, and regulations pertaining to medication administration and the older adult.

Pre-registration is required and students must pre-pay for the class prior to the first class session. The registration fee is $104 for Barton County residents and $107 for non-county residents. The fee includes tuition, fees, recertification fee and materials. Participants are required to bring photocopies of their nurse aide and medication aide certificates for verification and their Social Security card with their current name.

For more information or to enroll, contact the Nursing Department, 620-792-9357 or 1-800-732-6842 or visit

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