Medication Administration Technician

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Course Description:

The Initial Medication Administration Technician (MAT) program is a 16-clock hour course completed in 2 consecutive days. The MAT class at MTC is structured and led by a licensed nurse or a pharmacist who is an instructor. The MAT course trains the student how to safely Administer Medications, Infection Control, Checking Vital Signs Monitoring Clients, and Documentation. As MAT certified, you can work and pass medications in an Assisted Living, Memory Care facilities, Group Homes, and Homes for Disabled people. You can also provide private care to help a client with Medications. The MAT certification does not allow the holder to work in a Long-Term Care facility in Oklahoma. MAT certification must be renewed annually by attending a 8-hour MAT Update class. The Medication Administration Technician (MAT) program is approved by Department of Human Services (DHS) under the Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS).

Objectives:

  • Safe Medication Administration.
  • Infection Control.
  • Vital Signs and client monitoring.
  • Medication Documentation.
  • Legal and Ethical Issues

Total Training hours for this program = 16 hours

Class: 12 hours

Skills lab: 4 hours

 Prerequisites:

  1. High school diploma, GED or higher.
  2. CNA Certification. (Must be current with no abuse notations)
  3. 18 years of age.
  4. Have not had a suspended or revoked Certification in healthcare.

 Admission Requirements:

  1. Fill and complete the Application, Admission and Enrollment Forms.
  2. Two Forms of government issued Identification; One Form of ID with photograph such as current State Identification card or Driver’s License and Social Security Card.
  3. A signed copy of an affidavit of lawful presence stating citizenship or alien status.

 Certificate:

A student who has met all the requirements and successfully completed MAT Initial or Renewal training shall be issued with a Certificate Number C-0226, Certificate of Medication Administration Training by MedNoc Training College. MTC shall submit to DDSD Human Resource Development Unit the documentation of the students completed MAT training within 3 days of the completed training.

 MAT-INITIAL TUITION AND FEES

  ITEM COST
1 Tuition, and Name Badge $ 150.00
  Total Cost $ 150.00

 Medication Administration Technician  (MAT-Update)

MAT-Update is 8-hour class required to annually to renew MAT certification in Oklahoma. The Mat Renewal Course is instructed by a licensed nurse or a pharmacist. The Medication Administration Technician update satisfies the required continues education. The student must present a copy of unexpired MAT certificate and if MAT certification has expired, it should not be more than 60 days. If the MAT certification has expired more than 60 days, the student must complete 16 hours of Initial MAT training.

 Total Training hours for this program = 8 hours

Class: 5 hours

Skills lab: 3 hours

Objectives:

  • Safe Medication Administration.
  • Infection Control.
  • Vital Signs and Client monitoring.
  • Medication Documentation

 Prerequisite:

  • Unexpired MAT Certificate or if MAT Certification that has been expired less than 60 days.
  • If MAT certification has been expired for more than 60 days, the Initial MAT must be taken.

Admission Requirements:

  1. Fill and complete the application and admission forms.
  2. Two forms of Identification; One Form of Identification with photograph such as current State Identification card or Driver’s License and your Social Security card.
  3. A signed copy of an affidavit of lawful presence stating citizenship or alien status.

 MAT UPDATE TUITION AND FEES

  ITEM COST
1 Tuition, and Name Badge $ 75.00
  Total Cost $ 75.00

To be become a certified Medication Technician in Oklahoma you must attend and successfully complete MAT training program approved by Oklahoma Department of Human Services,  Developmental Disabilities Services (DDS) Department.

MedNoc MAT Training Program Outlook

  1. The course must be offered by a licensed nurse who can either be an LPN or RN.
  2. The student must satisfactorily complete 12 hours of training
  3. The student/ trainee must score a minimum of 85% on all tests. If a student fails to achieve a score of 85% after taking the exam two times, the class must be repeated.
  4. Pass an OSBI background check.

As MAT certified, you can be employed to work and pass medications in the following places:

  1. Group Home
  2. Assisted Living
  3. Memory Care unit
  4. Independent Living

It is important to know that unlike CMA who can work in Long-term care facilities such as nursing home and pass medications, MAT certification does not give you the privilege to work in Long-term care facilities.

Our  MAT program is approved by OKDHS. Their contact information is listed below:

OKLAHOMA DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES
Developmental Disabilities Services Division
P.O. Box 25352
Oklahoma City, OK 73125

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