Course Overview

This course was created and provided by the Virtual Center of Excellence (VCE), a former project of the Detroit Wayne Integrated Health Network (DWIHN). Content and format will be updated in the near future to address current accessibility standards. If you are unable to access the content in this section, please contact the imp support team for assistance.

This 30-minute course is intended as an annual refresher course for direct support professionals. It should not be used in place of thorough introductory training. This course addresses appropriate medication administration and common mistakes made during the administration of medication in residential settings.

  • Duration: 0.5 hour
  • Credit Hours: MCBAP-R (0.5), MCBAP-S (0.0), Mi-CEC (0.0), Nursing (0.0)

Topics Covered

Medication Administration Refresh

This course is a short video course covering the basics of administering medication for those behavioral health professionals who have passed the required requisite courses. The course expert will demonstrate the proper preparation administration of the medication. 

The Five Rights of Medication Administration

During the demonstration, the course expert will cover the Five (5) Rights of Medication Administration. Those rights are:

  1. Right person
  2. Right medication
  3. Right dose
  4. Right time
  5. Right route

Additional Safety Guidelines

During the demonstration, the course expert also discusses additional safety guidelines that should always be followed during administration. Some of the guidelines covered are:

  • Only prepare one patient's medication at a time
  • Only prepare one medication at a time
  • Only administer the medication that you have personally prepared

What People Are Saying

My experience with this module was enlightening. I received clarification on some issues I assumed that I knew. I now have a better understanding due to my participation in this course.

- Vincent B.