Alberta Council of Disability Services

Medication Administration

Type Synopsis Region Link/Contacts
Online Course

ACDS has partnered with SARC to offer the online Med Assist program. This 3-4 hour program provides employees with best practices and information when assisting clients with medication. This program is fully narrated and designed to meet a variety of learning styles and is intended to be one part of an organization’s medication assistance training program. Upon completion of the program, it is recommended that an employee then complete the hands-on process of assisting clients with medication under supervision.

Learn more about Med Assist and how your organization can improve client safety and manage risk, by visiting SARC Learning Central:

ACDS Members save $10! All ACDS Members receive $10 off every Med Assist purchase (Regular price: $99 plus GST) using the promo code ACDS10 at registration!

Please Note: The Alberta Council of Disability Services (ACDS) has reviewed SARC’s Med Assist online program to assess alignment with the Creating Excellence Together (CET) Standards. This is to ensure that any standards established in the CET, but not addressed in the curriculum, can be met at the time of delivery. This was undertaken at the request of numerous organizations to provide an additional opportunity to address these proficiencies. The Med Assist program (2017) meets the CET requirements for training to be provided by a licensed practitioner.


Med. Assist Supervisors Guide - May 4, 2018

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Course The Vecova Medication Administration Course (2 days) is designed to educate disability services employees in the knowledge, skills, attitude, and judgment required to safely administer medications and treatments. The objectives of this course are:
  • identifying and explaining the four steps of the medication process
  • understanding how communication is an important part of medication administration
  • identifying the '7 RIGHTS' of medication administration
  • understanding the 3-check system of medication
  • understanding medication errors and incidents and how they differ
  • understanding universal precautions and infection control
  • understanding how drugs work
  • understanding what to do in medication emergencies
  • understanding the importance of safe practices for you and your client
  • defining PRN and the four judgments of PRN medication administration
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Workshop Excel Academy offers professional development in Medication Administration. Edmonton Matthew Rolheiser, Registrar
Excel Academy
Phone: (780) 441 7999
Fax: (780) 421 7563
Workshop Medication Administration Awareness: This 6-hour course is an interactive awareness course in the procedures of medication administration but will not certify you to prescribed medications or administer medications that do not have a physician's order. Course taught by a healthcare professional (nurse, EMT or paramedic). Edmonton

Will travel for in-service training.
Please call (780) 434-1368