Medication Basics

Practical Training Solutions
Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (72 Reviews)
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

Lesson 1
Lesson 2
2m 45s
Lesson 3
Recognizing Illness and Injury
11m 37s
Lesson 4
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
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


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


Rating: 4.8 out of 5 (72 Reviews)
Yolanda A
Rating: 5 out of 5
Habilitation and Respite Provider
Jul 11, 2022
Very informative video. It covered all I need to know in the handling of medication for the person I provide services. Easy to understand and follow.
Jovita B
Rating: 5 out of 5
Medication Basics
Jun 24, 2022
This was an excellent, well structured class. I previously worked for a physician for over 30 years and this course encompasses the utmost importance of administering medication properly. There were some new things to learn!
Christy O
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great course
Jun 15, 2022
Lots of good information
Binwa S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Jun 7, 2022
Enjoy the course
Dorine W
Rating: 5 out of 5
Jun 5, 2022
Great instructions!
Rebecca I
Rating: 5 out of 5
Apr 10, 2022
Very detailed and educational
Marcella R
Rating: 4 out of 5
Good Med's....thank you!
Mar 14, 2022
Technical glitches, and the inability to go back and review before answering the quiz question seems limiting to the value of the course.
frances n
Rating: 5 out of 5
Feb 26, 2022
Very informative
Ora S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Ms Sutton
Feb 10, 2022
I really like the way he teaches. I believe i took his class many years ago.
Josoanny A
Rating: 5 out of 5
Solid Information
Feb 9, 2022
Great information.
Alma S
Rating: 5 out of 5
Clinical Director
Jan 26, 2022
I appreciated the videos that provided a live demonstration on how to conduct the 'checks' and appreciated a recording of a person presenting the information.
Dakota L
Rating: 5 out of 5
Jan 26, 2022
Very informational
Pacifique N
Rating: 5 out of 5
Jan 24, 2022
Thank you so much
Lisa D
Rating: 5 out of 5
Medication Basics
Dec 27, 2021
Easy to follow and understand. Very informative
John D
Rating: 5 out of 5
User friendly
Dec 11, 2021
Very user friendly easy to navigate I wish all courses were this.
Lisa M
Rating: 5 out of 5
Dec 5, 2021
Great review course
Pamela G
Rating: 5 out of 5
Program Director
Dec 2, 2021
Loved it
Nicole A
Rating: 5 out of 5
Medication Basics
Nov 11, 2021
very Understanding in detail and straight to the point
Rating: 5 out of 5
Nov 2, 2021
Very informative
Rating: 5 out of 5
Medication class
Oct 20, 2021
Great class I’m did great
Michele J
Rating: 5 out of 5
Medication Basics
Oct 6, 2021
A very Informative course.