Direct Support Professional
This module provides a brief introduction to assisting people with intellectual/developmental disabilities with taking their medications.
This online Medication Administration Basics class will give the Direct Support Professional (DSP) the tools necessary to support a person in taking their medication. The course has 18 lessons that cover a wide range of topics. The DSP will learn about the importance of clear and concise communication with not only the person being supported but the prescribing physician and pharmacy as well. Another important topic covered are what’s known as the “3 checks” and the “6 Rights” in administering medication. Medication errors and what to do when one is made is discussed in this course. Many more topics are covered in this course that will prepare the DSP to do their job correctly. Finally, this online course promotes the idea of a Direct Support Professional assisting someone supported in taking their own medication as opposed to just “giving a member their meds.”
What You Will Learn
Recognizing Illness and Injury
Medication and the Body
PDRs and Pill Books
Know the Rules
Med Logs, Containers and Storage
Administration Assistance Basics
3 Checks - Before, During and After
PRN "As Needed" Medications
Incident Reporting - Medication Specific
Senior Instructor at Practical Training Solutions and AZ DDD Lead Instructor - Chandler Arizona
Dec 1, 2023
Nov 8, 2023
Oct 17, 2023
Very important information and easy to follow.
Class was great
Oct 12, 2023
Sep 23, 2023
Easy to the point video instructions.
Sep 18, 2023
Simple and to the point while covering everything needed for my job.
Sep 2, 2023
Great communication, Proper documentation, and Identifying the six rights of medications is the key. This course was a great learning experience.
Aug 31, 2023
This course was very helpful.
Aug 31, 2023
Easy to follow, good order of information.
Administration training for Medication
Aug 28, 2023
This was good training all of us and I hope everyone pass test
Aug 28, 2023
All was good and important to everyone
Aug 15, 2023
Touched all the bases and helped me better understand the medication process.
Aug 7, 2023
Aug 3, 2023
The content is well and very well explained ! I enjoyed the course and learn much
Jul 24, 2023
Great teacher. Easy to learn and follow. Thank you.
Jul 18, 2023
HB Center Manager
Jul 1, 2023
This was a very informative class.
Lucy W K
Jun 30, 2023
Jun 20, 2023
May 19, 2023
Well explained class and through