Assistance with Medications II – Beyond the Basics (February)

  • Course Overview

    This training is for the employee who has successfully completed an assistance with medications class, but perhaps is not yet fully equipped to be delegated to assist with medications. This one day course will include a skills lab.

    All participants will leave with documentation of skills competency.

  • Agenda

    8:30 am – 4:30 pm (please arrive no later than 8:15 am)

    • Terminology
    • Safety and the 6 “rights”
    • Forms of medications
    • Communication and documentation
    • Scope of practice, ethics, laws and rules
    • Skills lab and case studies:

    o Handwashing
    o Punching meds out of a blister pack
    o Cutting a scored tablet
    o Crushing a med
    o Eye drops
    o Ear drops
    o Nose spray
    o Inhalers
    o Nebulizer
    o Ointments/creams
    o Suppositories (rectal & vaginal)
    o Pouring liquid meds
    o Proper removal of soiled gloves
    o Vitals (temperature, pulse ox) & blood pressure measurement
    o Proper counting of narcotics
    o G-tube medications
    o Transdermal patch

  • Hotels

    Country Inn & Suites– Boise West
    3355 East Pine Avenue
    Meridian, ID 83642
    208 639-3300

    Hotel is 100% Non-smoking (outside smoking area is available) & No Pets.

    Amenities include: Complimentary airport taxi, hot Breakfast, high speed internet in every room, indoor pool & Jacuzzi hot tub, Business Center, Fitness Center, book lending Library, guest laundry. Spacious rooms include refrigerators and microwaves. The hotel is located within walking distance to dining where most guests receive up to 20% off meals exclusive to this hotel.

    Reservations may be made online or calling the hotel directly. Preferred rate is $99/night (does not include taxes). Click on this LINK.

    SpringHill Suites by Marriot – Boise
    6325 N. Cloverdale Rd.
    Boise, ID 83713

    Please call the hotel directly and ask for the Idaho Health Care Association Preferred Rate of $129/night (does not include taxes). The reservation booking code is 708.

    Traveler Benefits include: Free parking, complimentary Breakfast Buffet, complimentary wireless or wired internet access, daily newspaper, use of on-site fitness center & indoor heated pool, Business Center and 24/7 Market.

  • Fees

    Lunch Included.

    • $40/person – Early-bird rate
    • $50/person – Registration after February 8th


    • $50/person – Early-bird rate
    • $60/person – non-member registration after February 8th

    Cancellations & No-Shows
    Cancellations are subject to a $50.00 fee if made more than seven (7) business days prior to the event. There will be no refund or credit granted for “no-shows” and cancelled registration within seven (7) business days of the event.

Register for the “FEBRUARY” Assistance with Medication II class!