Assistance with Medications

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Qualify yourself to assist with medications in assisted living, group home, and family home settings. Upon completion of the course, you will know the legal requirements for assistance with medications, be able to identify safety factors involved, and know your responsibilities and restrictions when assisting with medications.  A closed-book certification and skills exam are conducted at the end of class.

CWI offers three options for the Assistance with Medications program:

Open Enrollment (AWM-1110):

  • Designed for students interested in being employed in the health field
  • Learn how to provide medications to patients in a clinical type setting
  • One day, eight hour, onsite class at a CWI campus

Online (AWM-1220):

  • Designed for students who are currently employed by a community facility
  • Course is taught in a self-paced, online classroom by a CWI instructor
  • A computer with internet access is required
  • This course cannot be completed without your employer's assistance. The skills check off is completed by a registered nurse (RN) in the facility where you are employed
  • Please check with your facility before enrolling in this course to verify that an RN in your facility has been approved to complete the skills check off

Certified Family Home:

  • Designed for students caring for family members in the home
  • Learn the basics of medication awareness, safety, and infection control
  • One day, eight hour, onsite class at a CWI campus
  • You can find more information by following this link: Certified Family Home

Review the vocabulary list and study guide before the start of your courses.


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Classes are offered at a variety of locations throughout western Idaho that are taught by knowledgeable professionals with years of experience in the topics they teach.

What You Will Learn to Do

  • Learn the tools and techniques to assist with medications under the direction of a licenced supervisor.

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