Piedmont Community College will offer a medication aide course on the Caswell County Campus beginning March 16. The class will be held from 1-5 p.m., Monday to Thursday, through March 24.
This short-term health care training will allow successful students be eligible to take the competency exam and demonstrate skills requirements necessary to qualify for listing on the North Carolina Medication Aide Registry. The cost for the program, including fee, exam, and textbook, is under $150, and provides skills for employment.
Course topics include medication administration via the oral, topical and instillation routes, medical asepsis, hand hygiene, terminology and legal implications.
To enroll in this course, a student must be a high school or high school equivalency graduate and be listed on the N.C. Nurse Aide I Registry.
Registration can be completed online at www.piedmontcc.edu/medaide, in person on either of PCC’s campus locations (Caswell County Campus, 331 Piedmont Drive, Yanceyville, or Person County Campus, 1715 College Drive, Roxboro), or by calling 336-694-8064. The required textbook must be purchased prior to the first day of class and is available at PCC’s Person County Campus Bookstore or online at www.piedmontcc.edu/bookstore.