To be certified in the State of Nevada for distributing medication in an Assisted Living environment you must complete a two-day, sixteen hour class.
Every year after your initial certification, you wi an eight-hour certification course needs to be completed by everyone working in the Assisted Living environment.
This course was designed and written specifically to fulfill Nevada Revised Statutes (NRS) 449.037 and Nevada Administrative Codes (NAC) 449.2742 - 449.2748 for Assisted Living Facilities in the state of Nevada, and is certified by the State of Nevada, Bureau of Health Care Quality & Compliance (HCQC) . It is updated and reviewed by HCQC every two years. However, other industries that provide services in a residential setting use this course to give their caregivers a good foundation when assisting with medication.
The initial certification is a two-day, sixteen hour class which includes twelve hours of classroom instruction and four hours practical training. Our course covers basic guidelines to assist residents/clients when taking medication. Students will also learn how to read medication labels and instructions that accompany medications and how to complete the documentation necessary to accurately keep records in your facility. Attendees will learn about the regulations that govern Assisted Living Facilities as they pertain to medication assistance. Finally, the instructor covers what caregivers should do if an error has been made or if a resident experiences an adverse drug reaction.
HCQC’s current requirements for re-certification is eight hours of medication re-training every year and passing the state’s refresher exam. Our course fulfills NAC 449.2742. Our course covers the documentation necessary in medication assistance, the NRS and NAC that pertain to medication, and any changes in these regulations that govern the Assisted Living community. This class will also cover medication specifics, what to do if an error has been made, or if a resident experiences and adverse reaction.