At CRMA Certs, Your DSPs receive a quality education in medication administration. The main course is CRMA 24 & 40 HOUR. We serve individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities who need assistance to live their lives and enjoy the same benefits as people without disabilities.
The Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) standardized curriculum is designed for all new to the assisted living and residential care industry or unlicensed workers. Successful completion of this course is a state requirement for workers who wish to pass medications in specific assisted housing programs. At the end of the three days, and having passed the final exam, three vital medication passes are to be validated by a Registered Nurse (RN) for those pursuing the 40-Hour Certificate. A CRMA with one or more years of experience may validate your observed medication passes when obtaining a 24-Hour CRMA Certificate.
If you have any questions regarding your facility, contact the Office of Aging and Disability Services (OADS) at (207) 287-9200 - https://www.maine.gov/dhhs/oads, or the Office of Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services (SAMHS) at (207)287-2595 - http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/samhs/.
Further information regarding this program may be obtained by contacting the Division of Licensing & Certification at (207)287-9300 or email@example.com.
Since CRMA takes three days to complete, the institute will inform you of the dates for the subsequent live classes.
The 24-HOUR Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) standardized curriculum is designed for unlicensed workers. Successful completion of this course satisfies Departmental training requirements for workers who wish to pass medications in specific non-medical assisted housing programs. Recertification is required every two years.
The curriculum covers State of Maine medication administration regulations, residential facility policies, and the basic anatomy and physiology of the human body. The 40-HOUR Certified Residential Medication Aide (CRMA) Aide course elevates Direct Support Professionals’ skills to work in residential care homes. Participants will learn safe medication administration procedures, vital signs, transcribing physicians’ orders, and how to document on a MAR (Medication Administration Record). Upon completing this 40-hour medication course, participants can administer medications per Maine’s regulations. Participants will discuss common medications in the major drug classes, typical side effects, and the individual’s response to medication side effects. Under the guidance of an RN Educator, each participant will be required to complete a clinical Medication Administration in a licensed facility on three different residents to be eligible for certification.
Recertification is required every two years; the review course is 6-8 hours long, and students leave with recertification. Successful completion of this recertification course satisfies Departmental training requirements for Maine DSP workers who wish to pass medications in specific assisted housing programs.
For individuals who may be struggling with efficient and effective medication administration; those who have been absent from the field, the individualized CRMA Coaching resharpens their skills. The Registered Nurse will provide individual attention to each participant and constructive feedback on strengths and areas requiring additional attention.
CRMA Certs; Jen Mfuranzima RN handles the daunting task of checking how the process of medication administration is going. During the audit, the nurse consultant cross-checks the practitioners' orders and prescriptions against the medication label (bottle or card) and the Medication Administration Record (paper or electronic). At the end of the audit, the nurse consultant produces a signed and dated report containing the information relevant to the service provider, photo pieces of evidence, and step-by-step recommendations.
CRMA Certs; Jen Mfuranzima RN assists interested parties in setting MAR before intakes. The level of service that CRMA Certs on MARs extends to maintenance. Jen will also assist your agency in the transition to electronic MARs.
Jen will use the MHRSA tool to collect health information, typically coupled with a process that includes biometric testing to assess an individual's health status, risks, and habits. The goal is to avoid surprises and plan accordingly for your residents; Provide a snapshot of current health status; provide information to aid in implementing new programs, and provide information necessary for a timely follow-up to high-risk populations.
Unlicensed staff in personal care homes and assisted living residences who administer insulin injections must complete a Department of Human and Health Services (DHHS) approved diabetes patient education program.
This training is designed for entry-level; it satisfies training requirements for certified residential medication aides. Students must complete a demo insulin injection with the Nurse Educator.
This program is usually combined with Diabetes training at the service provider's request. The course will teach you the signs and symptoms of anaphylaxis and how to care for a person with a severe allergic reaction, including administering epinephrine using an auto-injector device. The course includes videos, activities reinforcing essential information, and a learning assessment.
Via the American Red Cross Training Services, CRMA Certs train and offer First Aid/CPR/AED Certification for all interested parties, especially those working in the Assisted Living and Residential Care Services industry.
The Adult First Aid/CPR/AED course incorporates the latest science and teaches students to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies such as burns, cuts, scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck, back injuries, heat, and cold emergencies and how to respond to breathing and cardiac emergencies for victims about 12 years and older. Successful students will receive a certificate for Adult First Aid/CPR/AED valid for two years.
CPI-Nonviolent Crisis Intervention (NCI) training is perfect for primary caregivers, educators, and human service professionals who directly intervene in crisis situations, teaching staff de-escalation techniques as well as restrictive and nonrestrictive interventions.