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MEDICATION ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION (MAC) PROGRAM. STUDENT TRAINING MANUAL 3.2 (MI/SA). MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION. WHAT IS A MAC WORKER? WHO DOES THE PROGRAM HELP? WHAT IS A MAS NURSE?. MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION. ALABAMA BOARD OF NURSING RULING 610-X-6-.15 LIMITATIONS OF MAC WORKER.

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MEDICATION ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION (MAC) PROGRAM


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    1. MEDICATION ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION (MAC) PROGRAM STUDENT TRAINING MANUAL 3.2 (MI/SA)

    2. MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION • WHAT IS A MAC WORKER? • WHO DOES THE PROGRAM HELP? • WHAT IS A MAS NURSE?

    3. MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION • ALABAMA BOARD OF NURSING RULING 610-X-6-.15 • LIMITATIONS OF MAC WORKER

    4. MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION • RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MAC WORKER • RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE MAS (MEDICATION ASSISTANT SUPERVISING) NURSE • RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE STAFF

    5. MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION • MAC TEACHING PROGRAM • UNDERSTANDING MENTAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS

    6. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1 • YOUR ROLE IS IMPORTANT • THE DIRECT CARE OR MAC WORKERS ARE THE EYES, EARS, VOICE AND HEART OF YOUR MI CLIENT • YOU KNOW YOUR CLIENTS BETTER THAN ANYONE • WATCH FOR “CHEEKING” • YOU OFTEN RECOGNIZE PROBLEMS BEFORE ANYONE ELSE

    7. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1 • KNOW YOUR LIMITATIONS • REPORT TO YOUR MAS NURSE WITH ANY PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS • ENCOURAGE YOUR CLIENTS TO BE COMPLIANT • MAC TRAINING REQUIRES 12 HOURS OF CLASSSROOM INSTRUCTION AND 12 HOURS OF PRACTICAL EXPERIENCE

    8. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1 • UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS • THE BIG PICTURE • MENTAL ILLNESS • PROBLEMS WITH THINKING • MOOD DISORDERS • ANXIETY DISORDERS • THE CAUSE OF MENTAL ILLNESS

    9. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1 • ASSISTING WITH MEDICATIONS • UNDERSTANDING SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS • UNDERSTANDING HALLUCINATIONS • ENCOURAGING MEDICATION COMPLIANCE

    10. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1 • UNDERSTANDING SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS • UNDERSTANDING DELUSIONS • HOW MEDICINE WORKS • OBSTACLES TO CARE

    11. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 2 • WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT FORMS OF MEDICATIONS? • WHAT ARE SOME IMPORTANT RULES FOR STORAGE OF MEDICATIONS? • WHY ARE THESE RULES IMPORTANT?

    12. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 2 • WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN PRESCRIPTION MEDICATIONS AND DRUGS? • WHAT ARE OTC MEDICATIONS? • WHAT’S THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GENERIC AND BRAND NAME MEDICATIONS?

    13. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 3 • WHAT ARE THE 6 RULES OR “RIGHTS” THAT MUST BE FOLLOWED WHEN ASSISTING WITH YOUR CLIENT’S MEDICATIONS? • WHY ARE THE “RIGHTS” IMPORTANT?

    14. 1. THE RIGHT PERSON 2. THE RIGHT MEDICATION 3. THE RIGHT DOSE 4. THE RIGHT ROUTE 5. THE RIGHT TIME 6. THE RIGHT DOCUMENTATION MAC PROGRAM UNIT 3

    15. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 3 • WHAT ARE THE THREE EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS? 1. THE DESIRED EFFECTS 2. THE UNDESIRED OR SIDE EFFECTS 3. NO EFFECT

    16. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 3 • UNDERSTANDING MEDICATION SIDE EFFECTS IN PERSON WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS 1. GETTING THE BIG PICTURE 2. WHAT ARE THE DIFFERENT LEVELS OF RISK? 3. WHEN DO I HOLD A MEDICATION?

    17. MAC PROGRAM SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

    18. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • ASSISTING WITH ORAL MEDICATIONS ORAL MEDICATIONS COME IN MANY DIFFERENT FORMS 1. LIQUIDS 2. TABLETS OR CAPSULES 3. QUICK DISSOLVING WAFERS

    19. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SWALLOW A MEDICATION?

    20. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • WASH YOUR HANDS!

    21. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • SOME QUICK CONVERSIONS • 1, TEASPOON EQUALS 5 ML OR CC • 1, TABLESPOON EQUALS 15 ML OR CC • 1, OUNCE EQUALS 30 ML OR CC • 1, 8 OUNCE CUP EQUALS 240 ML OR CC

    22. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 WHY CAN’T I USE SILVERWARE SPOONS?

    23. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • SPECIAL POINTS • RULES FOR MORE THAN ONE MEDICATION • RULES FOR MORE THAN ONE PERSON • SECURE THE MEDICATIONS • GIVE MEDICINES WITH WATER

    24. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • DOCUMENTATION • WHAT IS A MAR? 2. IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION

    25. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • DO THE STEPS: • HANDWASHING • ASSISTING WITH TABLETS OR CAPSULES • LIQUIDS • SUBLINGUAL OR BUCCAL • DOCUMENTING ON THE MAR

    26. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • MEDICINES FOR STOMACH AND BOWEL DISORDERS 1. GETTING THE BIG PICTURE 2. CHEWING 3. HOW DOES SWALLOWING WORK? 4. STOMACH PROBLEMS

    27. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4 • MEDICINES FOR STOMACH AND BOWEL DISORDERS 5. MEDICINES FOR COLON FUNCTION 6. MEDICATIONS FOR STOMACH PROBLEMS

    28. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 5 • ASSISTING WITH TOPICAL MEDICATIONS TOPICAL MEDICATIONS COME IN MANY FORMS INCLUDING: CREAMS, LOTIONS, OINTMENTS, PASTES, SOLUTIONS, SUSPENSIONS, POWDERS, SPRAYS, PATCHES, MEDICINAL WASHES OR SOAPS, AND SHAMPOOS

    29. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 5 • WHAT MAKES UP OUR SKIN? • HOW DOES IT WORK?

    30. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 5 • SPECIAL POINTS • DON’T TOUCH THE SKIN WITH CONTAINER • AVOID THE EYES AND NOSTRILS • FOLLOW DIRECTIONS • EXAMINE SKIN • USE GLOVES • CLEAN THE SKIN

    31. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 5 DO THE STEPS: • CREAMS, OINTMENTS AND PASTES • POWDERS & SPRAYS • PATCHES • SCALP MEDICATIONS &SHAMPOOS

    32. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 6 • ASSISTING WITH EAR PREPARATIONS EAR DROPS ARE USED: • FOR EAR INFECTIONS • TO SOFTEN EAR WAX • TO SOOTHE PAIN

    33. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 6 • HOW DOES THE EAR WORK?

    34. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 6 DO THE STEPS: • CREAMS, OINTMENTS FOR EXTERNAL EAR PROBLEMS • EAR DROPS

    35. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 6 • DISORDERS OF THE EAR • GETTING THE BIG PICTURE • DISORDERS OF THE OUTER EAR • DISORDERS OF THE EAR CANAL • DISORDERS OF THE INNER EAR • HEARING AIDES

    36. MAC PROGRAM SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

    37. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7 • ASSISTING WITH NOSE DROPS AND OTHER NASAL PREPARATIONS • NOSE DROPS AND NASAL INHALERS ARE USED: • TO OPEN NASAL PASSAGES • TO CURE SINUS INFECTIONS • TO AID HEALING AFTER SURGERY

    38. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7 • WHAT ARE THE PARTS OF THE OLFACTORY SYSTEM? • HOW DOES IT WORK?

    39. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7 • SPECIAL POINTS • NO OTC INHALERS OR DROPS WITHOUT A DOCTORS ORDER • INSTRUCTIONS MAY VARY

    40. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7 DO THE STEPS: • NOSE DROPS • NASAL SPRAYS OR INHALERS

    41. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7 • MEDICATIONS FOR THE NOSE AND SINUSES FOR PERSONS WITH SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS • GETTING THE BIG PICTURE • MEDICINES FOR THE NOSE AND SINUSES • BLOODY NOSES

    42. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7 • FACT SHEET MEDICATIONS FOR THE NOSE AND SINUSES

    43. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8 • ASSISTING WITH EYE DROPS, EYE PATCHES AND OTHER EYE PREPARATIONS

    44. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8 • HOW DOES THE EYE WORK?

    45. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8 DO THE STEPS: • EYE DROPS • EYE OINTMENTS • EYE PATCHES

    46. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8 • UNDERSTANDING DISORDERS OF THE EYE • THE BIG PICTURE • UNDERSTANDING VISION AND THE EYE • EYE CONDITIONS IN OLDER CLIENTS • BLINDNESS

    47. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9 • ASSISTING WITH INHALED MEDICATIONS

    48. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9 • WHAT IS THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM? • HOW DOES IT WORK?

    49. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9 • SPECIAL POINTS • WHAT DO I DO IF THE CLIENT HAS MORE THAN ONE INHALER? • WHAT ARE SPACERS? • WHAT ABOUT INHALERS FOR EMERGENCIES? • WHAT SHOULD I DO IF THE CLIENT HAS TO USE THE INHALER MORE OFTEN THAN EVERY FOUR HOURS?

    50. MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9 DO THE STEPS: INHALERS