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Medication Aide, Pharmacy and Phlebotomy Tech, Medication Manager

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The medication aide course consists of the 6-hour Prepare to Care Core education, 40-42 hours of classroom work, 10-20 hours of clinical at the work place supervised by Iowa RN, and the state final written exam with 80% or better score.  The purpose of this course is to prepare individuals to safely administer nonparenteral medications in agencies/facilities licensed by DIA. The emphasis is on safe administration and students are provided with classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences to assist in achieving the course competencies.  Course Pre-requisites include:  the student must be drug free, working in an agency/facility licensed by DIA. If employed in a certified nursing facility you must be employed for at least 6 months and be sponsored by the facility. If employed in a residential or related type of agency licensed by DIA you must provide a letter of recommendation from the administrator in the facility in which you are employed.  All participants must satisfactorily complete the Prepare to Care Core (6 hour) module prior to progressing onto the Medication Aide course. The Core course will be the first 6 hours of class. At the time of enrollment each student must identify the RN who will supervise the validation of competencies in the clinical area. Students must purchase and bring to class with them the text book Mosby's Textbook for Medication Assistants, by Sorrentino & Remmert ISBN #978-0-323-04687-9. All pre-requisites must accompany the registration. This class includes the state exam.  Registration deadline is 8/28/2018. 


Start date: 09/04/18

19 sessions.

Days of the Week :Multiple Days of the Week :
  Weekly - Tue, Thu .  
  Weekly - Tue .  

Tuition: $425.00

Location : Iowa Valley Continuing Education Location : 
  Iowa Valley Continuing Education.

Room : Multiple  Room : 
  616 Nurse Aide Lab.

Instructor : Leanne Kruse 

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This comprehensive 50-hour course will prepare students to enter the pharmacy field and to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board's PTCB exam. Technicians work in hospitals, home infusion pharmacies, community pharmacies and other health care settings - working under the supervision of a registered pharmacist. Course content includes medical terminology specific to the pharmacy, reading and interpreting prescriptions and defining drugs by generic and brand names. Students will learn dosage calculations, I.V. flow rates, drug compounding, dose conversions, dispensing of prescriptions, inventory control and billing and reimbursement. The Pharmacy Technician Certification Program includes a graded final exam to help prepare students for the PTCB exam and an optional 80 hour externship in a retail pharmacy. Students should have taken math and science in high school. A high school diploma or GED is required to sit for the PTCB exam. If you are interested in this training and need financial assistance please contact Jennifer Rice (Marshalltown) at 641-844-5629 to apply for the IVCE Gap Tuition Assistance Program 30 days prior to course start date.


Start date: 09/20/18

17 sessions.

Days of the Week : Weekly - Mon, Thu .

Tuition: $1,299.00

Location : Iowa Valley Continuing Education Location : 
  Iowa Valley Continuing Education.

Room :  803 Board Room

Instructor : TBA Instructor 

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Are you frustrated by the communication gap that can occur between you and your Spanish-speaking patients? If you answered yes, this Spanish class - designed specifically for healthcare professionals - will help you bridge that gap. You will practice the basic, practical language skills needed to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients and their families. You will learn the basics of the language, gain an understanding of the culture, and know how to ask the questions crucial to quality healthcare. Whether you speak some Spanish and need a refresher, or speak no Spanish, you will complete the course with the skills you will need to effectively communicate with your Spanish-speaking patients. Agenda Unit 1 Introduction to Vocabulary -Colors, nationalities, professions -Alphabet -Vowels and Consonants -Months and Days of the Week -Numbers 1 - 31 -The verb to be, ‘ser’ Unit 2 The verb to have -Describe possessions -Describing feelings, pain or ailment -Verb to be: Estar -Location, position, and state of being -Asking questions such as who, what, where, when and how Unit 3 Vocabulary: Parts of the body -Foods -Adjectives and Adverbs -Idiomatic Expressions -Conjugating regular “AR” “ER” and “IR” verbs -Asking and answering, “Who” - “What” - “Where” questions Unit 4 Medical Terminology -Parts of the body -Symptoms and injuries -Medical emergencies -First aid -Medications -Common IllnessesRequirementsInternet connection ,IE8 or higher, Chrome, FireFox and access to Adobe Flash Player


Start date: 09/04/18

Online 24/7

Tuition: $290.00

Location : Online

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