Medication Administration for Health Care Aides

Health Care Aides (HCA’s) are the primary caregivers in a variety of settings. Their role continues to evolve and now includes assisting with medication administration delivery. The course is designed for Health Care Aides and does not cover medication injections.

This course will prepare the Health Care Aides to safely and effectively assist with medications under the supervision of a health care professional. Upon completion of the course, participants will gain confidence required to respond and successfully fulfill their expanding roles as Health Care Aides.

Course Objectives

  • Describe roles and responsibilities to be followed for medication reminders, medication assistance and medication administration.
  • Appropriate training for the unregulated caregiver to ensure safe medication administration.
  • Student will demonstrate skills and knowledge with medication administration.

Session Dates and Times

Winter Session (delivered over 2 days on a weekend):
Class 1: Saturday, February 4, 2017 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) Class 2: Sunday, February 5, 2017 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Spring Session (delivered over 2 days on a weekend):
Class 1: Saturday, June 10, 2017 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) Class 2: Sunday, June 11, 2017 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Fall Session (delivered over 2 days on a weekend):
Class 1: Saturday, September 16, 2017 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm) Class 2: Sunday, September 17, 2017 (9:00 am – 2:00 pm)

Cost

Please contact the Health Care Aide Coordinator at 403-235-9300 ext 363 for updated tuition costs.

Contact for more information

HCA Program Coordinator: Caron Pelletier
403-235-9300 ext.363
Email: caronp@columbia.ab.ca