This is a 20-hour course consisting of 17 classroom hours (including 6 hours of the Prepare to Care Module – CORE) and 11 hours of classroom Medication Manager and 3 clinical or laboratory hours. The clinical or laboratory hours will be provide by the student’s employer.
The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer or supervise self-administration of non-parental medications in a Residential Care Facility of 15 or fewer beds, an Assisted Living Program, or other community-based settings such as Supervised Apartment Living or Supported Community Living Arrangements. Emphasis is placed on safely administering medications or supervising the self-administration from a prescription bottle and observing for obvious reactions to medications. All students must meet the Iowa Community College Core Performance Standards.
Effective January 1, 2021: All applicants must satisfactorily complete the Prepare to Care Core Module prior to taking the Medication Manager Course and provide verification of successful completion.
- The Prepare to Care Core module is provided free online by Iowa Care Givers Association and can be found at https://directcare.training-source.org
Course # 15161