Advanced Certified Medication Aide-Diabetes Monitoring & Insulin
The ACMA class focuses on Diabetes monitoring and Insulin administration. This ACMA course is composed of 16 clock hours; 12 hours of classroom and 4 hours practical training. The Advanced Medication Aide-diabetes monitoring and insulin administration program will train the student on how to monitor residents with diabetes and give them insulin under the supervision of a licensed nurse.
The course requires the trainee to be a CNA for at least 6 months and have a current CMA certification, before applying for the ACMA program. Our ACMA-Diabetes and Insulin class is offered in our Oklahoma City campus.
The Advanced Certified Medication Aide (ACMA) – Diabetes Care with Insulin Administration program is a 16- clock hour course. The ACMA Diabetes and Insulin class is structured and led by a licensed nurse who is the instructor. The course must be completed in 2 consecutive days. The ACMA Diabetes and Insulin course focus on monitoring and management of diabetes disease, including both stable and unstable diabetes. The student will learn how to observe for signs and symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia, checking blood sugar by performing a Fingerstick test, and administering insulin. The student will also learn diabetes care, teaching and administration of oral diabetes medications, infection control, diabetes diet requirements or needs, document, and reporting. Upon successful completion of this program and passing the State certification examination, the student shall be certified as ACMA- Insulin, and Diabetes in the State of Oklahoma.
Total Training hours for this program = 16 hours.
Skills lab and Skills check-offs =4 hours.
- Pathophysiology of diabetes
- Diabetes disease management
- Blood glucose testing and use of equipment
- Stable and unstable diabetes
- Diabetes care by managing glucose levels
- Charting, graphing and record-keeping
- Diabetes medications and adverse reactions (Insulin)
- Diabetic medications and adverse reactions (oral agents)
- Administration of diabetic medications
- Infection control and universal precautions for bloodborne pathogens
- Return demonstrations of skills with the proficiency of 100%
- Minimum Age: 18 Years.
- CNA Certification: Must be current with no abuse notations.
- Six (6) minimum months of working experience as a CNA.
- CMA Certification in Oklahoma.
- High School Diploma, GED or other Equivalency, or higher.
- Application form.
- Two Forms of identification. (One must be a Social Security Card, and the other must be a photo ID, such as a current State Identification card or Driver’s License.)
- Affidavit of Legal presence status documentation.
- Payment of the Cost of this Training and State Certification Testing fees.
- Physical and mental capability to safely perform duties.
The Student must score 100% on skills check-offs and 90% or higher on two classroom exams before he/she is issued with Verification Form and allowed to register for the ACMA Diabetes Oklahoma State exam. Students may also be given pop-up quizzes and must score at least 80% on each. The student who completes the ACMA Diabetes monitoring and Insulin program training will be issued with a signed and dated verification form.
State Exam and Certification:
The student seeking certification as ACMA Diabetes must score 80% or higher on the Oklahoma State Examination. Students have three attempts to pass the ACMA Diabetes state exam. Failure to pass by the third attempt, the student is required to retake the whole course and submit new payments for both, training cost and state exam. The student, who passes the Oklahoma state exam for ACMA Diabetes and insulin, shall be registered by the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry, and ACMA certification number shall be issued.
****~~Note: MedNoc Training College uses Headmaster LLP for the state certification examination. The Handbook from Headmaster will be provided to all students.
ACMA: DM & IA Certification:
The student is responsible for submitting the end of course paperwork required by the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry with a $10.00 fee to the Nurse Aide Registry to be added as ACMA with DM & IA. The $ 10.00 associated with the end of course paperwork is payable to OSDH-NAR and not MedNoc Training College.
ACMA-GLUCOSE MONITORING & INSULIN ADMINISTRATION TUITION & FEES
|2||State Exam||$ 150.00|
|Total Cost||$ 300.00|
Note: Payment plan can be made with the Vice President. However, the whole balance must be cleared and paid in full before the student can take State Certification Examination. No records will be issued to the student if he/she has a hold on fees.