Certified medication aides in Kansas are required to obtain continuing education every two years to renew the CMA certificate. This course meets the state requirements for re-certification. The update course includes review of commonly used drugs and their interactions with foods and other drugs.
Students will discuss and identify legal implications and regulations related to administration and record keeping. Biological effects of medications on the elderly and basic safety principles are reviewed and discussed with other CMAU course participants. This course is available in the classroom and online. A roster of CMAs who complete the update course will be submitted to the Department of Health and Environment for certificate renewal.