Medication Awareness for PCA's
This course is designed for Personal Care Workers to increase their understanding
of the medication delivery systems operating in the Aged Care Sector.
for the storage and handling of medications within the legal framework
and current guidelines
to assist clients to self-administer their medication
to administer prescribed medications and to monitor their effectiveness
within the context of relevant legislation and established guidelines
to document whether clients take their medications
To provide the participant with the theoretical knowledge and practical
The following entry requirements apply to this course:-
You must be currently working in the aged care industry
Hold a Cert III in Aged Care Work or the equivalent (PCA Certificate)
This is a part-time course, consisting of 2 hours per week over 5 weeks.
This will be held every Wednesday evening from 5 –7pm
Wednesday 8th March 2006
Melways Map 78 D 11
Fill out appliation below and either email or print and send to
HealthTrain Education Services.
PO Box 508, CHELSEA. 3196
What are drugs and how do they effect the elderly?
Who is responsible for the administration of drugs and what are their
Legal responsibilities and safe administration of Medication using your
facility’s policies and procedures
Policy and procedure of the facility.
Brief discussion about;
Common problems with Heart and Respiratory drugs and how they affect residents.
Common problems with GIT and Nervous System drugs and how they affect
What is infection and how do we treat it, including the problems associated
Practice in using a Blister System of medication delivery.
How do we detect pain, how do we communicate this to other staff.
What are analgesics and how do we monitor them.
What drugs cause or contribute to incontinence and how do we recognise
Competency assessment on the use of the Webster System
Adverse effects and what to look for in the elderly resident when the
elderly are taking drugs.
How to report these findings to the supervisor /Div I nurse
Complete the worksheets
Complete the Competency CHCCS303A Provide physical assistance with medication
Cost: Course fees & materials $190 + $19 (10% GST) = $209
Education Services objective are to provide:
Training in the knowledge, attitudes and skills required for effective
delivery of Aged Care work.
Quality cost effective training in your own town/city. Regular updates
on the changes in Aged Care services.
Repeat programs to new members of the Aged Care services.
Practical relevant education to the workplace
supported individualized education to each student.
complete form and either email it or print and post back to us at the
address below. Cheque
or Money order will need to be forwarded via post
REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT TO:
Healthtrain Education Services Pty Ltd
ABN: 30 063 277 921 - Tax Invoice and receipts always issued with registration.
P.O. Box 508 Chelsea 3196
Phone (03) 9772 7562
Melways Map 78 D 11 (See map below)