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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

MEDICATION ASSISTANT CERTIFICATION (MAC) PROGRAM

STUDENT TRAINING MANUAL 3.2 (MI/SA)

mac program introduction
MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION
  • WHAT IS A MAC WORKER?
  • WHO DOES THE PROGRAM HELP?
  • WHAT IS A MAS NURSE?
mac program introduction3
MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION
  • ALABAMA BOARD OF NURSING RULING 610-X-6-.15
  • LIMITATIONS OF MAC WORKER
mac program introduction4
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
mac program introduction5
MAC PROGRAM INTRODUCTION
  • MAC TEACHING PROGRAM
  • UNDERSTANDING MENTAL SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND MENTAL ILLNESS
mac program unit 1
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
mac program unit 17
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
mac program unit 18
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1
  • UNDERSTANDING MENTAL ILLNESS
  • THE BIG PICTURE
  • MENTAL ILLNESS
  • PROBLEMS WITH THINKING
  • MOOD DISORDERS
  • ANXIETY DISORDERS
  • THE CAUSE OF MENTAL ILLNESS
mac program unit 19
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1
  • ASSISTING WITH MEDICATIONS
  • UNDERSTANDING SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS
  • UNDERSTANDING HALLUCINATIONS
  • ENCOURAGING MEDICATION COMPLIANCE
mac program unit 110
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 1
  • UNDERSTANDING SERIOUS MENTAL ILLNESS
  • UNDERSTANDING DELUSIONS
  • HOW MEDICINE WORKS
  • OBSTACLES TO CARE
mac program unit 2
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?
mac program unit 212
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?
mac program unit 3
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?
mac program unit 314
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
mac program unit 315
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 3
  • WHAT ARE THE THREE EFFECTS OF MEDICATIONS?

1. THE DESIRED EFFECTS

2. THE UNDESIRED OR SIDE EFFECTS

3. NO EFFECT

mac program unit 316
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?

mac program
MAC PROGRAM

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

mac program unit 4
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

mac program unit 419
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4
  • WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I SWALLOW A MEDICATION?
mac program unit 420
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4
  • WASH YOUR HANDS!
mac program unit 421
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
mac program unit 422
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4

WHY CAN’T I USE SILVERWARE SPOONS?

mac program unit 423
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
mac program unit 424
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4
  • DOCUMENTATION
  • WHAT IS A MAR?

2. IMPORTANCE OF ACCURATE DOCUMENTATION

mac program unit 425
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4
  • DO THE STEPS:
  • HANDWASHING
  • ASSISTING WITH TABLETS OR CAPSULES
  • LIQUIDS
  • SUBLINGUAL OR BUCCAL
  • DOCUMENTING ON THE MAR
mac program unit 426
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

mac program unit 427
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 4
  • MEDICINES FOR STOMACH AND BOWEL DISORDERS

5. MEDICINES FOR COLON FUNCTION

6. MEDICATIONS FOR STOMACH PROBLEMS

mac program unit 5
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

mac program unit 529
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 5
  • WHAT MAKES UP OUR SKIN?
  • HOW DOES IT WORK?
mac program unit 530
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
mac program unit 531
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 5

DO THE STEPS:

  • CREAMS, OINTMENTS AND PASTES
  • POWDERS & SPRAYS
  • PATCHES
  • SCALP MEDICATIONS &SHAMPOOS
mac program unit 6
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 6
  • ASSISTING WITH EAR PREPARATIONS

EAR DROPS ARE USED:

  • FOR EAR INFECTIONS
  • TO SOFTEN EAR WAX
  • TO SOOTHE PAIN
mac program unit 633
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 6
  • HOW DOES THE EAR WORK?
mac program unit 634
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 6

DO THE STEPS:

  • CREAMS, OINTMENTS FOR EXTERNAL EAR PROBLEMS
  • EAR DROPS
mac program unit 635
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
mac program36
MAC PROGRAM

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

mac program unit 7
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
mac program unit 738
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7
  • WHAT ARE THE PARTS OF THE OLFACTORY SYSTEM?
  • HOW DOES IT WORK?
mac program unit 739
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7
  • SPECIAL POINTS
  • NO OTC INHALERS OR DROPS WITHOUT A DOCTORS ORDER
  • INSTRUCTIONS MAY VARY
mac program unit 740
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7

DO THE STEPS:

  • NOSE DROPS
  • NASAL SPRAYS OR INHALERS
mac program unit 741
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
mac program unit 742
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 7
  • FACT SHEET MEDICATIONS FOR THE NOSE AND SINUSES
mac program unit 8
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8
  • ASSISTING WITH EYE DROPS, EYE PATCHES AND OTHER EYE PREPARATIONS
mac program unit 844
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8
  • HOW DOES THE EYE WORK?
mac program unit 845
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8

DO THE STEPS:

  • EYE DROPS
  • EYE OINTMENTS
  • EYE PATCHES
mac program unit 846
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 8
  • UNDERSTANDING DISORDERS OF THE EYE
  • THE BIG PICTURE
  • UNDERSTANDING VISION AND THE EYE
  • EYE CONDITIONS IN OLDER CLIENTS
  • BLINDNESS
mac program unit 9
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9
  • ASSISTING WITH INHALED MEDICATIONS
mac program unit 948
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9
  • WHAT IS THE RESPIRATORY SYSTEM?
  • HOW DOES IT WORK?
mac program unit 949
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?
mac program unit 950
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9

DO THE STEPS:

INHALERS

mac program unit 951
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 9
  • UNDERSTANDING BREATHING PROBLEMS
  • GETTING THE BIG PICTURE
  • HOW WE BREATHE
  • PROBLEMS WITH BREATHING
  • WHAT IS YOUR JOB
  • DETECTING BREATHING PROBLEMS
  • BREATHING MEDICATIONS
  • UNDERSTANDING SMOKING
mac program52
MAC PROGRAM

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

mac program unit 10
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 10
  • RECOGNIZING AND RECORDING MEDICATION ERRORS

INCLUDE ANY MISTAKE MADE WHILE USING THE “6 RIGHTS” FOR ASSISTING CLIENTS WITH MEDICATIONS

mac program unit 1054
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 10
  • WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO REPORT ERRORS TO MY NURSE?
  • WILL I GET IN TROUBLE IF I DON’T REPORT THE ERROR?
  • DO I HAVE TO FILL OUT ANY PAPERWORK?
mac program unit 1055
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 10
  • UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE REPORT
  • DATE:_________________________ TIME: ______________________
  • CLIENT’S NAME ____________________________________________
  • LOCATION:_________________________________________________
  • PHYSICIAN’S NAME:________________________________________
  • DESCRIPTION OF UNUSUAL OCCURRENCE : ___________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________ _____________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • PERSON’S NOTIFIED: ___________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • INSTRUCTIONS AND ACTIONS TAKEN: ____________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • _____________________________________________________________
  • PERSON FILING REPORT: ___________________________________­___
  • ADAPTED FROM ALABAMA STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION
mac program unit 11
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 11
  • RESPECTING YOUR CLIENT’S PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY
  • GETTING THE BIG PICTURE
  • WHAT IS PRIVATE INFORMATION?
  • WHAT INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL?
  • WHAT ARE COMMON MISTAKES MADE IN PRIVACY AND CONFIDENTIALITY?
mac program unit 12
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 12
  • MAKING A DECISION TO WITHHOLD MEDICATIONS

10 MOST COMMON REASONS

mac program unit 1258
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 12
  • COMPLETE CHECK LIST 1, 2, AND 3

WITH SUPERVISING NURSE

mac program unit 1259
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 12
  • VITAL SIGNS

REVIEW CHECK LIST 4

mac program60
MAC PROGRAM

SAMPLE TEST QUESTIONS

mac program unit 13
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 13
  • SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION ON MENTAL ILLNESS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE
mac program unit 14
MAC PROGRAM UNIT 14
  • SPECIAL PROCEDURES