Certified Residential Medication Aide
This semester-long course is a second year for those students who have already received their CNA and is offered to seniors only. CRMAs utilize safe and acceptable procedures in the administration of medications and treatments as assigned in accordance with Maine’s Regulations Governing the Licensing and Functioning of Assisted Housing Programs. Successful completion of this course satisfies training requirements for workers who wish to pass medications in certain assisted housing programs. Do to the rise in many assisted living programs there is a need for CRMA’s in Maine communities. The CRMA program at HCTC will cover: State of Maine regulations, some standard residential facility policies, basic anatomy and physiology of the human body, common medications in the majority of drug classes, and the practice of safe medication administration procedures. Additionally, participants will be provided the opportunity to practice taking vital signs, transcribing physician orders, administering medications in the classroom setting and completing medication cards/worksheets or some other type of learning tool. Discussions in this class will focus on the many uses of medications, some common side effects of medications, as well as the client’s response to the medication side effects.
1. Students are required to be a minimum of 17 years of age. (recommended is 18 years old)
2. State Bureau of Investigation Background Check (done by HCTC)
3. Absence of drug or alcohol abuse
4. Be free of communicable disease
5. Speak, Read and Write English
6. 10th grade or higher reading level (recommended)
Schedule: This course meets during the second semester on Monday-Thursday from 11:45 am - 2:15 pm and on Fridays from 11:45 am - 1:15 pm.