Advanced Certified Medication Aide (ACMA)-Respiratory & Gastrostomy/Nasogastric
This is the basic course for the professional Advanced Certified Medication Aide (ACMA) in Gastrointestinal and Respiratory. Our ACMA course is a 16-total hour course. 10 hours classroom and 6 hours practical training. This course will focus on administering medications and feedings through G-tubes and administering respiratory medications via inhaler and/or nebulizer 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, prior to applying for the ACMA program. The student will learn the following:
- Gastrointestinal system.
- Respiratory system.
- Alternative methods for providing nourishment and medications
- G-tube equipment and supplies
- Insertion of G-tubes by a licensed nurse and assessment of placement
- Procedures and techniques for checking stomach contents prior to use of the G-tube
- Identification of and responses to potential problems associated with administration of medications and nutrition via G-tubes
- Methods for delivery of medications via respiratory
- Equipment and supplies for medication via MDI (metered dose inhalers) and nebulizers
- Methods and techniques for administering medications via MDI and nebulizers
- Identification of and responses to potential problems associated with administration of medications via MDI and nebulizers
- Return demonstrations of skills
The class must be completed within 2 consecutive days. These 2 days will consist of class hours and skills demonstration and check off.The 10 hours of class time will be composed of lectures, watching videos, taking exams and quizzes. The 6 hours lab time will consist of learning in the lab, practice and skills check off. Students must score 100% on skills check off and 90% or greater on 2 classroom exams before allowed to register for the ACMA GI/RESP. state exam. After completion of our ACMA GI/RESP program, student/trainee will be issued with a verification form, signed and dated.
Upon successful completion of the ACMA GI/RESP training, competency evaluation program and passing the Oklahoma state exam for ACMA GI/RESP, the student will be registered by the Oklahoma Nurse Aide Registry and a ACMA certification number shall be issued. You will be listed on the OSDH Nurse Aide Registry.
State Exam and Certification:
Students seeking certification as a ACMA GI/RESPIRATORY must score 70% or higher on the state examination. Students must also pass the skills check off part of the class with a 100% accuracy. ***NOTE*** Students have 3 attempts to pass the ACMA GI/RESP state exam. Failure to pass after the third attempt, students will be required to retake the whole course and submit new payments for both, training cost and state exam.
The prospective student will be required to fill out application for admission upon which the director of the MedNoc Training College will review the application and arrange a meeting with the applicant for intake process. The following information will be given/discussed during this meeting:
- MedNoc Training College Application from.
- Payment of the Cost of this Training and State Certification Testing fees.
- Oklahoma Nurse Aide registry requirements.
- Criminal background requirement.
- Affidavit of Legal presence status documentation. You must sign and date this document and must be presented for testing.
- Minimum age: 18 Years
- Minimum education: High school or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
- Current Oklahoma nurse aide certification (CNA) with no abuse notations
- Experience working as a certified medication aide (CMA)
- Physical and mental capability to safely perform duties.
- Employment/ career growth.
MedNoc Training College shall charge the following fees for Advanced Certified Medication Aide training. The fees must be cleared in full before the student is issued with Verification Form and be allowed to take the State examination for the Advanced Certified Medication Aide. If fees are not paid in full, even if the student drops before finishing the program, the skills checklist will not be issued or other academic documents. Unpaid fees balance must be cleared up before the last day of class. If student leaves the program with unpaid balance, the remaining balance shall be turned to the collection agency and legal action will be taken for garnishment order. All folders and Text books issued to students must be returned before the completion certificate and OSDH-NAR form can be submitted to the nurse Aide Registry.
|2||Testing: Written Exam, and Clinical Skills:||$10.00|
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.
Students must have the following: 1) OSBI background check and Current BLS Certification.(These are also offered here at MTC for additional cost.)