This program will train care providers in properly and safely administering medication to children in child care settings. Those working in licensed or regulated child day programs and giving prescription and non-prescription medication (except for over-the-counter topical ointments, sunscreen and topically applied insect repellant) to children are required by the Code of Virginia to satisfactorily complete this course. It will involve written examinations and practical demonstrations.

As a competency-based training course, it is approved by the Board of Nursing and Virginia Department of Social Services (VDSS). Upon completion, students are expected to be able to administer medication to children through seven routes: oral, topical, inhaled, medicated patches, eye, ear and emergency injection of epinephrine using an auto-injector device. Providers who hold a valid Virginia license as a physician, physician assistant, registered nurse, nurse practitioner, licensed practical nurse, or pharmacist are not required to attend the course. Classes are limited to 8 participants.

Requirements

  • Must be literate in the language of healthcare providers
  • Have current first aid and CPR certification from an instructor approved by the American Heart Association

Visit our Tuition & Finance page to learn about applicable fees. You can also call us at 571-494-0032 for more information on our Medication Administration Program.

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