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Medication Administration Training, Part I

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Children in schools, camps, child care and other community settings may need to receive prescribed, over-the-counter and emergency medications. Teachers, assistant teachers, administrative staff, early childhood professionals and other personnel may need to administer these medications. This course is for all unlicensed assistive personnel (UAPs) who will be responsible for administering medications. 

A few things to know about this course: 
  • You may only register for and take this course if you will be giving medications (oral, topical, inhaled and injectable) to children. 
  • This online course alone does not allow you to administer medications. This is Part I of a two-part Medication Administration Training. You will need to attend a Part II, face-to-face training to demonstrate competency. More information is available in the Read Me First document.
  • This course is only considered complete if you also complete Part II, the face-to-face componen

If you will only be giving asthma medications or emergency epinephrine to children, then do not take this course. Instead, take: Medication Administration Training: Asthma and Inhaled Medications ONLY and/or Medication Administration Training: Severe Allergies/Anaphylaxis ONLY


By the end of this course, learners will be able to

  • Recognize their responsibility in the process of managing and safely and accurately administering medications to infants and children
  • Identify common forms and classifications of medications, their purpose and expected results
  • Identify the process of properly accepting, documenting, storing and disposing of medications
  • List the procedures for administering oral and topical medications, including eye, ear, and nose drops or sprays, and inhaled medications and auto-injected epinephrine
  • Recognize medication incidents and errors and the steps to take in emergency situations
  • Identify the common causes and symptoms for asthma episodes and severe allergic reactions
  • Identify specific interventions required for individualized health care plans for children with asthma or allergies
Additional Information


HSN01 Rules and Regulations | Level 1
HSN01 Rules and Regulations | Level 2
HSN04 Good health practices | Level 1
HSN04 Good health practices | Level 2
HSN07 Care plans | Level 1
HSn07 Care plans | Level 2


Rules Regulating Child Care Centers:

7.702.52.C7:  Staff designated by the center director to give medications must complete the four (4) hour Department-approved medication administration training and have current annual delegation or more often as determined by the Child Care Health Consultant. Delegation must be from the center’s current Child Care Health Consultant who must observe and document the competency of each staff member involved in medication administration. All staff administering medication must have current CPR, First Aid and standard precautions training prior to administering medication with the following exceptions (see rules for exceptions).

Rules Regulating Family Child Care Homes

7.707.32.7, Prior to issuance of the license, the licensee and primary provider must complete: The State Department approved course of training for medication administration.
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