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Unveiling our dynamic Trained Medication Administration (TMA) Hybrid Course, meticulously designed to fast-track your journey to becoming job-ready in Minnesota's bustling healthcare landscape. This innovative program seamlessly combines the flexibility of online learning with the hands-on practicality of in-person sessions, ensuring you acquire a comprehensive skill set that employers seek.

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Created by Regina Fultang (RN,BSN)
Last updated Thu, 13-Jun-2024
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Course overview

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Welcome to our Trained Medication Administration (TMA) Hybrid Course, thoughtfully designed to equip you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to work as a TMA in Minnesota. Our program offers a balanced blend of online learning and hands-on training, providing you with a comprehensive educational experience that prepares you for potential employment opportunities.

During the online portion of the course, you will explore the intricacies of medication administration, emphasizing safety, patient-centered care, and adherence to established protocols. Our experienced instructor will guide you through topics such as dosage calculations, pharmacological principles, effective communication strategies, etc.

In our practical in-person sessions, you will have the opportunity to put theoretical concepts into practice. Our lab has standard equipment and materials that enable us to engage our students in realistic clinical scenarios. This hands-on experience aims to boost your confidence, enhance critical thinking skills, and refine your ability to administer medication.

Our Registered Nurse (RN) is committed to your holistic development, impacting foundational knowledge, while sharing valuable insights drawn from her real-world experiences. Our curriculum incorporates important elements like regulatory compliance, patient safety, and ethical considerations, equipping you to uphold the highest standards of care.

Upon successfully completing the TMA Hybrid Course, you will be ready to contribute effectively within multidisciplinary healthcare teams. Your proficiency in medication administration, coupled with your understanding of patient dynamics, will enable you to have a positive impact on the quality of care provided.

Our program provides a solid foundation to become a Trained Medication Aide (TMA).

Although we recommend using a computer for the best learning experience, our platform is also accessible via smartphones, ensuring flexibility in how you access course materials.

We invite you to enroll in the TMA Hybrid Course to embark on a journey of professional growth and fulfillment in the healthcare sector. Our goal is to help you develop competence, compassion, and a steadfast commitment to improving patient outcomes. Join us today and take the first step towards your healthcare career in Minnesota.

Course Objectives

  • Proficiency in Medication Administration: You will possess a thorough understanding of different medication classifications, dosages, routes of administration, and proper techniques for medication delivery. This proficiency is crucial to ensure patient safety and effective treatment.
  • Accurate Dosage Calculation: You will have mastered the art of precise dosage calculations, minimizing the risk of errors and adverse effects during medication administration.
  • Patient Safety and Well-being: Through rigorous training and hands-on experience, you will prioritize patient safety, adhering to best practices and protocols that prevent medication-related errors and promote patient well-being.
  • Effective Communication Skills: The course emphasizes the importance of clear and empathetic communication with patients and healthcare teams. You will be adept at explaining medication regimens, addressing patient concerns, and collaborating with colleagues.
  • Ethical and Legal Understanding: You will be well-versed in the ethical considerations and legal guidelines surrounding medication administration, ensuring that you provide care that is both clinically sound and compliant with regulations.
  • Problem-Solving Abilities: The program hones your critical thinking skills, enabling you to identify and address potential challenges or complications related to medication administration.
  • Hands-On Practical Experience: Through in-person lab sessions, you will have gained real-world experience in medication administration techniques, boosting your confidence and competence.
  • Certification and Career Opportunities: Successfully completing the program and passing the TMA board exams in Minnesota will lead to official certification, opening doors to diverse employment opportunities in healthcare facilities.
  • Enhanced Employability: With your newly acquired skills and certification, you will be well-positioned to stand out in the job market and pursue rewarding career paths in healthcare.
  • Continued Professional Development: The knowledge gained from the course serves as a strong foundation for further professional growth and advanced healthcare training.
  • Contribution to Patient Care: Armed with your skills, you will make a meaningful impact on patient care outcomes by ensuring accurate and safe medication administration, contributing to improved health and quality of life.
Requirements or Prerequisites
  • Educational Background: Participants should have a high school diploma or equivalent. A basic understanding of healthcare concepts and terminology is advantageous, but not mandatory.
  • Legal Eligibility: Applicants must meet any legal and regulatory requirements set forth by the state of Minnesota for medication administration certification. This may include age restrictions and background checks.
  • English Proficiency: Proficiency in English is essential, as the course materials, instructions, and assessments will be primarily conducted in English.
  • Computer Literacy: As this is a hybrid course with both online modules and in-person lab sessions, participants should have access to a computer or device with a stable internet connection. Basic computer skills, such as navigating websites and using email, are required.
  • Time Commitment: Dedication to the course is important. Participants should be prepared to allocate time for online learning modules, virtual discussions, and in-person lab sessions, as well as self-study and exam preparation.
  • Commitment to Safety: In-person lab sessions involve practical training, so a commitment to following safety protocols and guidelines is imperative to ensure a secure and productive learning environment.
  • Passion for Healthcare: A genuine interest in healthcare, patient well-being, and medication administration is key. Participants should be motivated to enhance their skills and contribute positively to the healthcare field.
  • Preparedness for Challenges: Success in any educational endeavor requires perseverance and a willingness to overcome challenges. Participants should be ready to engage actively, seek help when needed, and adapt to different learning modes.
  • Must be CNA Certified
Curriculum for this course
46 Lessons 02:40:00 Hours
Introduction to Medication Administration
8 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • Introduction
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  • Overview of Medication Administration
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  • Importance of proper Medication Administration
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  • Roles and Responsibilities of a Medication Administration Aide
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  • Legal and ethical considerations in medication administration
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  • Scope of practice for Medication administration aide In Minnesota
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  • References
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  • Introduction to Medication Administration
    0:20:00
Medication Fundamentals
7 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • Types of Medications and their uses
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  • Medication dosage calculations and conversions
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  • Routes of administration (oral, topical, parenteral, etc.)
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  • Medication orders and prescription interpretation
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  • Medication storage and disposal
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  • References
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  • Medical Fundamentals
    0:20:00
Preparing for Medication Administration
5 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • Medication Safety
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  • The ‘Five Rights’ of Medication Administration
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  • Standard precautions and infection Control Practices in Medication Administration
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  • References
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  • Preparing for Medication Administration
    0:20:00
Medication Administration
7 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • Proper techniques for medication administration
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  • Correct Measurement of Doses
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  • Administering medications to different age groups (pediatrics, adults, geriatrics)
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  • Handling and administering controlled medications.
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  • Medication administration in special settings
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  • References
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  • Medication Administration
    0:20:00
Patient Safety
7 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • Identifying and reporting medication errors
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  • Managing allergic reactions and adverse events
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  • Patient education on medication regimen and side effects
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  • Assisting patients with self Medication administration
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  • Type of information regarding medication administration reportable to the nurse
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  • References
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  • Patient Safety
    0:20:00
Medical Terminology in Medication Administration
5 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • Understanding medication administration abbreviations and Terminology
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  • Communicating effectively with other healthcare professionals
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  • Reading and understanding medical orders and documentation
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  • References
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  • Medical Terminology in Medication Administration
    0:20:00
Basic Anatomy and Physiology
5 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • Overview of body systems and their functions
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  • Understanding how medication interacts with the body
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  • Recognizing signs of adverse reactions to medications
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  • References
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  • Basic Anatomy and Physiology
    0:20:00
Skill Development
1 Lessons 00:00:00 Hours
  • TMA Skills
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Final Exams
1 Lessons 00:20:00 Hours
  • End of Program Quiz
    0:20:00
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