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.