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Medication Assistant
Medication assistants are trained to follow standard practices for administering medications.

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Work Activities/Environment
Medication Assistants work in nursing homes or long-term care facilities. The primary activities include following standard practices of infection control, using drug references to access information, following medication orders, documenting medication-related information, assisting with storage and stocking of medications, reporting effects of drug on residents, setting up drugs for med pass, and administering medications.

Academic/Special Requirements
High school students must already by certified as a nurse assistant and have at least 2000 hours of experience in direct patient care within the last three years. Basic reading and math level competency is required as well as a written recommendation from a nursing supervisor.

Educational Institutions
Gateway Technical College
Lakeshore Technical College
Mid-State Technical College
Moraine Park Technical College - Beaver Dam
Moraine Park Technical College - Fond du Lac
Nicolet Area Technical College
Northcentral Technical College
Northeast Wisconsin Technical College
Waukesha County Technical College

Salary
Average $24,750

Professional Organizations
Pharmacy Society of Wisconsin
701 Heartland Trail
Madison, WI, 53717
608/827-9200
www.pswi.org


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