Medication BasicsPractical Training Solutions
Direct Support Professional
This module provides a brief introduction to assisting people with intellectual/developmental disabilities with taking their medications.
This online Medication Administration Basics class will give the Direct Support Professional (DSP) the tools necessary to support a person in taking their medication. The course has 18 lessons that cover a wide range of topics. The DSP will learn about the importance of clear and concise communication with not only the person being supported but the prescribing physician and pharmacy as well. Another important topic covered are what’s known as the “3 checks” and the “6 Rights” in administering medication. Medication errors and what to do when one is made is discussed in this course. Many more topics are covered in this course that will prepare the DSP to do their job correctly. Finally, this online course promotes the idea of a Direct Support Professional assisting someone supported in taking their own medication as opposed to just “giving a member their meds.”
What You Will Learn
Recognizing Illness and Injury
Medication and the Body
PDRs and Pill Books
Know the Rules
Med Logs, Containers and Storage
Administration Assistance Basics
3 Checks - Before, During and After
PRN "As Needed" Medications
Incident Reporting - Medication Specific
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona
Aug 3, 2019
This was very informative
Aug 6, 2019
GREAT INFORMATIOM loved it
Aug 15, 2019
Very informative and taught well.
Sep 2, 2019
Sep 24, 2019
Helped me understand the relevance of medications
Sep 29, 2019
I learned a lot during this course.
Oct 4, 2019
I really liked this course it was very thorough.
Nov 19, 2019
Very informative and nice flow to follow along
Nov 27, 2019
I have taken a medication course before but this course I learned a few things I did not know. It explain so much more and I wish all courses explained the same way this course broke down everything.
Dec 31, 2019
Far, far unnecessarily too long for the informational content being delivered.
Jan 23, 2020
Chris is a great instructors
Jan 30, 2020
Very informative always good to refresh your medication routine.
Direct support care provider
Feb 3, 2020
Great and helpful materials
Feb 13, 2020
Feb 21, 2020
Mar 2, 2020
always good to know, thank-you
Mar 12, 2020
Apr 14, 2020
Very good lecture, love the way it keeps you in gauged with the questioning after every segment
Apr 16, 2020
That was great! Best video training I've ever gotten! He's obviously experienced. He kept it to the point, made things very clear, and gave real world examples of what he was saying. He reinforces the bullet points very well, and I appreciate his sheer passion and comtpitence on the matter. I checked this review three times before posting to make sure I chose the right words, the right spelling, and the right length for a review! Thanks everyone.
Apr 29, 2020
I enjoy the training thank you
May 2, 2020
Straight forward and easy to understand
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May 7, 2020
WISH YOU CAN FAST FORWARD THE VIDEO IF WE KNOW THE ANSWERS ALREADY.
May 9, 2020
I really liked the course
May 9, 2020
I really enjoyed having this refresher right from the comfort of my office. Great class!
May 13, 2020
May 15, 2020
Overall, I thought it was a simple and effective course. I would add more practice problems.
May 26, 2020
Easy to follow and understand.