Explore healthcare by assisting with
self-administered medications.

The six (6) hour Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication training is Florida Department of Elder Affairs compliant and certifies unlicensed person to assist residents with self-administered medications in the home health and assisted living setting. The training includes instructor-led classroom and practical hands-on application.

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Program Details

When residents can no longer manage their own medications in assisted living facilities (ALFs) and home health settings, they rely on Medication Technicians to assist them with their medication and to communicate observations to healthcare providers.

Our Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication training is Florida Department of Elder Affairs compliant. The training covers the required training for unlicensed staff involved with the management of medications and assistance with self-administered medications in accordance with Florida Laws for “assistance with self-administration of medication” as required by 429.256 and 429.52, F.S., and medication practices as required by Rules 58A-5.0185 and 58A-5.0191, F.A.C.

Upon successful completion of the training, participants receive a certificate of completion on the same day of the training.

Cost & Fees

Assistance with Self Administration of Medication Course Cost and Fees
Registration Fee $0
Class Fee:
Includes same day certification
$60 (Due at the time of registration)
Background Fee:
Paid to Reliable Livescan On-site
N/A
Testing Fee N/A
Topics

With this Assistance with Self Administration of Medication training, unlicensed persons referred to as Medication Technicians will be prepared and certified to safely assist with self-administration of medication in the home health or assisted living facility settings in accordance with Florida Laws for assistance with self-administration of medication.

Sample Knowledge and Skill Topics
  • Florida Law 429 and Medication Practices 58A
  • Medication Administration and Safety Practices
  • Self-Administration Medication Use and Storage
  • Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication
  • Read and understand a Prescription Label
  • How to Assist with Oral and Topical Medications
  • Additional Duties Allowed Under Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication
Requirements

If you are at least 18 years old, a high school diploma or GED is not required. Previous healthcare experience is not required.