Medication Administration Training: Asthma and Inhaled Medications ONLY

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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 asthma medications only

This online course alone does not allow UAPs to administer medications. This is only Part I of a two-part course. UAPs will need to attend a Part II, face-to-face training to demonstrate competency. More information is available in the Read Me First document.

Note: If you will be administering oral, topical, asthma and epinephrine to children: do not take this course. Instead, take Medication Administration Training, Part 1.
By the end of this course learners will be able to
  • Recognize their responsibility in managing and safely and accurately administering inhaled medications to children
  • Describe the process of properly accepting, documenting, caring for and storing asthma medications
  • Identify the common causes, symptoms and treatments for asthma
  • Identify specific interventions required for individualized health care plans for a child with asthma
  • Recognize medication incidents and how to avoid them
  • Recognize when a child is in need of emergency care and identify what steps to take in that situation
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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