Page 1of 30State of Delaware Office of Child Care Licensing ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION SELF-STUDY TRAINING GUIDE The Nurse Practice Act allows child care providers to administer medication to children in child care facilities regulated by the State. The law allows child care providers to give prescription and non-prescription medication, as long as a parent/guardian has given written permission and the child care provider giving the medication successfully passed the Administration of Medication test on the information found in this training guide. MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION EXAM AND DEMONSTRATION OF SKILLS COMPETENCY Child care providers must score at least 85% on the test to receive the administration of medication certificate. If you do not receive a passing grade, you will need to contact OCCL to register to take the test again. A fee is charged each time you take the test. Your certificate is valid for five years. You must keep the original certificate as proof that you passed the test. OCCL does not keep copies of these certificates. This certificate is valid only in Delaware licensed family and large family child care homes and in Delaware licensed early care and education and school-age centers. Course Overview Module I: Legal Responsibilities, Administration of Medication, and the “Six Rights” of MedicationLegal and ethical responsibilities; Administration of medication by child care providers; and “Six Rights” of Medication Administration. Module II: Classification and Use of Medication Classification of medication; and Using, misusing, and abusing medication. Module III: Preparation for Administration of Medication Requirements; Properly labeled prescription;When not to administer medication; Refusal of medication; Proper use of medication. Module IV: Medication Administration Procedures General procedures for medication administration;
Page 2of 30Specific procedures for medication administration; and Medication techniques for infants/toddlers. Module V: Medication Administration Record (MAR) Documentation, Medication Errors, and Avoiding Medication Errors Documentation on the Medication Administration Record (MAR); Medication Errors; and Avoiding Medication Errors. Module VI: Medication Effects Three basic effects of major medication groups; and The Adverse Effects of Medication. Module VII: Emergency-Use Medication Administering Diastat® for seizures; Administering an EpiPen® for anaphylaxis; and Diabetes maintenance and administering Glucagon® Module VIII:Storage and Disposal of Medication Storage of medication; and Disposal of medication. MODULE I: LEGAL RESPONSIBILITIES, ADMINISTRATION OF MEDICATION, AND THE “SIX RIGHTS” OF MEDICATIONA.Legal and Ethical Responsibilities Many children enrolled in child care programs require medication while away from home. The number of children with complex health conditions is increasing.
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