Medication Administration with Lab Competency Check-Off

Medication Administration with Lab Competency Check-Off

Course Expiration Date: 3/31/2022

If you are a member of SC AHEC this course is free with an enrollment key which you may obtain from the AHEC contact person within your organization.

If you are purchasing this course the cost is $80.00 payable through PayPal when you enroll.

Course Description:  This course is designed to provide the healthcare provider with an overview of the proper techniques in medication administration of oral, eye, ear, topical, inhaled, parenteral and intravenous medication administration. Please follow state and local laws regarding IV medication administration. The online course is complemented with a live demonstration and competency check-off lab.

Instructor: Toni Malpass RN, MSN

Target Audience: Nurses, Medical Assistants, and other healthcare providers who administer medications

Learning Outcomes: After completing this activity, the participant will be able to:

    • verbalize what healthcare providers need to know to safely administer medications;
    • list the rights of medication administration;
    • list the 3 times to check a medication when administering medications;
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer oral medications;
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer topical medications; 
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer parenteral medications;
    • verbalize/demonstrate how to properly administer intravenous medications (in states and job functions where appropriate); 
    • demonstrate proper medication administration in lab setting;
    • pass a medication calculation test with 100% proficiency in the lab setting.
Length of Course: 170 minutes online lecture + 4 hours lab training=6.8 hours

Credit Statements:

Licensed Nurses:  Upstate AHEC is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Upon successful completion of this program, participants will receive 6.8 contact hours.

Certified Medical Assistants:  This program,   #136080 has been granted prior approval by the American Association of Medial Assistants (AAMA) for 5.5 C   credit. Granting approval in no way constitutes endorsement by the AAMA of the program content of the program's sponsor.

Other: This educational offering provides 0.68 CEUs (6.8 clock hour) by Upstate AHEC and meets SC AHEC Best Practice Standards.

Disclosure Statement: Upstate AHEC’s conflict of interest policy requires speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity of this program to disclose any real or apparent commercial financial affiliations related to the content of this presentation or materials.

The speaker(s), the planning committee members, and all others in a position to control this activity have signed a vested interest form declaring no conflict of interest in this activity.

Provision of this education activity by Upstate AHEC does not imply endorsement by Upstate AHEC or ANCC of any commercial products displayed in conjunction with this activity.  

Credit Requirements: To receive CE credit for completing this online course you must complete 100% of the material, receive at least 80% passing grade on post-test, complete the evaluation, and pass the live competency demonstration.

Once you pass the post-test, lab competency, and complete the evaluation you will be able to print a certificate for verification of credit.

The process for enrolling in AHECU courses has changed. Please go to and click the blue AHECU/Distance Education block to register for online courses.  There is a tutorial on the web site if you need assistance with the registration process.

Teacher: Toni Malpass