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Medication Managers Course

In April 2020, the Iowa Department of Inspections and Appeals released revised Chapter 67 rules requiring non-licensed personnel administering medications in an assisted living program or residential care facility via nurse delegation, to have completed a department approved medication manager course. ICAL’s hybrid on-line Medication Manager’s course, approved by DIA, provides individuals the necessary tools to effectively and safely administer many medications encountered in AL and RCF programs. Topics covered in the course include introduction to pharmacy, review of body systems, medications used to treat common conditions found in the aged, as well as medication administration and documentation and other necessary skills.

Registrants for the course are required to be 18 years of age and must complete the 10 hour on-line instruction successfully before moving to the 6 hour practicum experience that is directed and supervised by a registered nurse in the assisted living program. Upon fulfillment of practicum hours and submission of skills competency records, the registrant must pass the final written exam to receive a certificate of course completion.

Note:  Each student will have three attempts to pass the final exam with a minimum score of 80%. If a student does not pass the final exam in three attempts, the student will need to repeat the course. There will be an additional fee to retake the course.