CMA and CMA Update
Certified Medication Aide (142 hours/$590)
The Certified Medication Aide program is a state regulated training and certification program that prepares Certified Nurse Aides to administer medications in a long-term care setting. Students receive instruction and training in the preparation and administration of medications; observe, report, and document resident’s status; review principles of safety; and demonstrate knowledge of measurement systems, body systems, and common diseases. Upon completion of the exam, students will prepare for the state examination through the Texas Department of Disability and Aging Services (DADS). The program consists of 130 hours of classroom instruction with 12 hours of clinical application in a long-term care center environment. For more information on DADS go to https://www.dads.state.tx.us/providers/nf/credentialing/ma/.
2112 Mayfield Parkway
Administration Building Room 116
MEDICATION AIDE SCHEDULE
September 11, 2017 to November 27, 2017
AH Bldg 501
6PM to 10PM
Mon, Tues, and Wed.
For Orientation Dates click here
2. Registration Form
3. General Requirements--Must be 18 years old, High School Transcript or GED and CNA license with minimum 6 months employment in a state approved facility
4. Identification--Valid Government Issued ID or Driver License and Social Security Card
5. Hepatitis B (Hep B) *Does not expire--3 Shot Series: 1st shot for registration. 2nd shot for clinical or Titer showing immunity
6. Measles, Mumps, Rubella (MMR) *Does not expire--2 Shot Series: 1st shot for registration. 2nd shot for clinical or Titer showing immunity
7. Varicella (Chicken Pox) *Does not expire--2 Shot Series: 1st shot for registration. 2nd shot for clinical or Titer showing immunity
8. TDap--*Every 10 years
9. Tuberculin Skin Test (TB)--*Every year
10. Influenza (Flu)--*Every year
*Titers: Antibody titer is a laboratory test that measures the level of antibodies in a blood sample. In some situations, your health care provider may check your antibody titer to see if you had an infection in the past (for example, chickenpox) or to decide which immunizations you need. To obtain information please see your family doctor.
- Provide proof of personal health insurance information for the duration of the class and clinical or sign a medical release form
- At time of registration, we will conduct a Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (TDADS) Background Check
**Some clinical sites may require a CPR card.
State Exam Requirements
- Before the 30th day of enrollment, student must complete the State Exam Registration:
- Student will be responsible for the State Exam Fee of $25
- Student will be responsible for completing the State Exam Application
- Application MUST include:
- Notarized Official Copy of High School Diploma or GED Certificate
- Employment Verification form which student will receive on the first day of class
- State Fee of $25
- Student will complete the State Exam upon successful completion of the Certified Medication Aide Program.
Certified Medication Aide Update (7 hours/$56)
Upon completion of the Certified Medication Aide program, each permit holder is responsible for renewing their permit before the expiration date. A permit holder must complete a seven clock-hour continuing education program approved by DADS prior to expiration of the permit in order to renew the permit. Must provide a copy of Certified Medication Aide permit renewal form.
MEDICATION AIDE UPDATE SCHEDULE
8:30AM to 4:30PM
8:30AM to 4:30PM
CMA UPDATE REGISTRATION PROCEDURES
Must attend a Health Career Orientation prior to registration.
- At time of registration, provide a copy or proof of the following:
- Completed Hill College Community & Workforce Education Registration Form
- General Requirements:
- Must have Medication Aide License
- Valid Driver License or State Identification Card
- Social Security Card
- Medication Aide Card