Medication Basics

Practical Training Solutions
4.7 (48)
Direct Support Professional
This module provides a brief introduction to assisting people with intellectual/developmental disabilities with taking their medications.
$20.00
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

Lesson 1
Disclaimer
15s
Lesson 2
Introduction
2m 45s
Lesson 3
Recognizing Illness and Injury
11m 37s
Lesson 4
Communication
2m 3s
Lesson 5
Medication and the Body
4m 6s
Lesson 6
Over-the-Counter Medications
1m 40s
Lesson 7
Psychotropic Medications
3m 24s
Lesson 8
PDRs and Pill Books
1m 35s
Lesson 9
Know the Rules
1m 16s
Lesson 10
Med Logs, Containers and Storage
4m 11s
Lesson 11
Medication Disposal
58s
Lesson 12
Administration Assistance Basics
3m 51s
Lesson 13
3 Checks - Before, During and After
5m 8s
Lesson 14
6 Rights
11m 16s
Lesson 15
PRN "As Needed" Medications
2m 10s
Lesson 16
Side Effects
6m 53s
Lesson 17
Medication Errors
6m 29s
Lesson 18
Incident Reporting - Medication Specific
58s

Instructor

Chris Garcia
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona

Reviews

4.7 (48)
Marcel O
DSP
Jun 4, 2021
Easy most long informational
Janelle S
Review
May 28, 2021
It was a good enough course but a little boring.
Silvia M
Provider
May 19, 2021
Is an excellent Guidelines regarding the use of psychotropics medications.
Lucianna P
Good class
May 5, 2021
good class
Elizabeth T
Good presentation
Apr 26, 2021
This was a good presentation, short and to the point. However, the speakers voice was a little dry and boring to listen to which made it hard to pay attention at times.
Araya O
:)
Mar 6, 2021
awesome class
Caleb T
Medication basics
Jan 18, 2021
It was a good video
JOSSETT V
First timer
Nov 25, 2020
I thought this course was quick and easy to navigate , the videos were very informative !
Allan K
DSP
Nov 19, 2020
Thanks for easy to understand videos. Job well done.
Noelia A
Medication administration
Nov 17, 2020
Class was very good teacher explained everything step by step.
OKECHUKWU C
MEDICATION BASICS
Oct 31, 2020
Great class
Miriam M
Medical Basics
Oct 11, 2020
very detail & vital information, great course!
Nasir L
All informationtional text
Oct 10, 2020
It was All very well detailed
Dane R
hi
Oct 10, 2020
hi
Zoe L
WONDERFUL! CLEAR! CONCISE! ENGAGING!
Oct 10, 2020
Overall, great course.
woletemariam w
staff
Sep 26, 2020
nice course
Jordan G
Informative
Sep 19, 2020
This was informative and clear. Easy and clear
Gary M
Gary Martinez
Sep 15, 2020
Very informative and helpful
Catherine T
Medication Basics
Sep 11, 2020
thank you
Joel S
Great course
Sep 11, 2020
Thank you for the refresh. Very useful course.
Vera H
Medication Basics
Aug 25, 2020
Good Speaker
Anastasia O
Well done
May 27, 2020
Easy to follow and understand.
Jonathan S
BHT
May 16, 2020
Overall, I thought it was a simple and effective course. I would add more practice problems.
Mary G
Excellent
May 14, 2020
Very informative!
Shunta D
Medication Basics
May 10, 2020
I really enjoyed having this refresher right from the comfort of my office. Great class!
Bethany W
BRW
May 9, 2020
I really liked the course
Nicholas H
FAST FORWARD VIDEO
May 8, 2020
WISH YOU CAN FAST FORWARD THE VIDEO IF WE KNOW THE ANSWERS ALREADY.
Mindy R
Medication basics
May 3, 2020
Straight forward and easy to understand
Cedric H
BHT
Apr 29, 2020
I enjoy the training thank you
Garrett C
Bravo!!
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.
Dominic P
Medication Bascis
Apr 14, 2020
Very good lecture, love the way it keeps you in gauged with the questioning after every segment
Mary C
Basics
Mar 12, 2020
Good course.
Gayl C
provider
Mar 3, 2020
always good to know, thank-you
Dennis S
Helping
Feb 22, 2020
Good thing
Jackson R
easy fun
Feb 13, 2020
easy
Sampson T
Direct support care provider
Feb 4, 2020
Great and helpful materials
Maritza R
Medication basics
Jan 30, 2020
Very informative always good to refresh your medication routine.
Sandrine S
Thank you
Jan 23, 2020
Chris is a great instructors
Cameron G
Medication Basics
Jan 1, 2020
Far, far unnecessarily too long for the informational content being delivered.
Rameesha M
Medication
Nov 28, 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.
Melissa R
DCG
Nov 20, 2019
Very informative and nice flow to follow along
Carol K
Medication Basics
Oct 4, 2019
I really liked this course it was very thorough.
Abdirizaq M
Review
Sep 29, 2019
I learned a lot during this course.
Gladys T
Med
Sep 24, 2019
Helped me understand the relevance of medications
Michael M
Passed
Sep 3, 2019
Very informative
Teodora T
Medication Basics
Aug 16, 2019
Very informative and taught well.
Raul B
medication basics
Aug 7, 2019
GREAT INFORMATIOM loved it
Juanita M
Very Informative
Aug 3, 2019
This was very informative