Medication Training / APD

Medication Training / APD

85.00 per person

Validation 55.00 the train annual update must be completed prior to scheduling validation Add student PowerPoint is required printed or via computer only

Completed Annual update on TRAIN to be scheduled for validation

Must have current validation certificate.

  • Course Length: In person
  • Time: 6–8-hour training. Once a Month on a Sunday 10am-6pm
  • Regulations covered: APD Curriculum
  • Formats: In person
  • Language: Available in English
  • Final Exam Required
  • Completion of MAR exam required.


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Intended Audience: Anyone caring for client under APD regulations, policies, and procedures. Both components of this training (Medication Administration and Medication Validation) must be completed to assist with or administer medications in ADT, Group home, and other APD settings.
Student PowerPoint will be emailed once registration is complete.

  1. Understand the requirements for medication administration.
  2. Demonstrate the ability to accurately complete and maintain all forms required.
  3. Understand the rules for Authorization for Medication Administration and for Informed Consent for Medication Administration.
  4. State, and demonstrate the ‘rights’ of medication administration.
  5. Discuss and demonstrate correct supervision of self-administration of medications.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to look up information on commonly used medications.
  7. Demonstrate understanding of medication instructions by:
  8. Reading and following instructions on a prescription label or health care practitioner’s order
  9. Accurately transcribing prescriptions or orders to the MAR (medication     administration record).
  10. Correctly documenting on the MAR when medications are given or missed.
  11. Understand the requirements for giving PRN (as needed) medications.
  12. Demonstrate understanding of safety and sanitation procedures.
  13. Demonstrate understanding of proper positioning of clients for medication administration.
  14. Demonstrate the correct preparation and administration of medication by oral, enteral, topical, transdermal, ophthalmic, otic, rectal, and inhaled routes.
  15. Understand the steps to take if a medication error is made.
  16. Understand the rules for storage of different medication types, including prescription, controlled, over-the-counter.
  17. Demonstrate the proper disposal of expired or discontinued medications.
  18. Understand the steps to follow when medications go off-site with the client.
  19. Demonstrate the understanding of the validation process.