MEDICATION ADMINISTRATION TRAINING (MAT) COURSE

Maryland State Department of Education (MSDE) Office of Child Care (OCC) Medication Administration Training (MAT) for Child Care Providers – This is a pre-service training required for individuals seeking to acquire a Child Care Center License or a Family Child Care Registration in Maryland.  This state-approved curriculum provides six core hours of the Maryland State Department Education (MSDE) Core of Knowledge: Health, Safety and Nutrition and addresses National Association for Education of Young Children (NAEYC) standards for program accreditation conducted in a classroom setting with theory and practice.  A certificate is awarded upon completion of the course in addition to passing a written test  and skills testing.

NOTICE to Child Care Facility Operators and Family Child Care Providers:

COMAR 13A.16.11 Health

F. Effective July 1, 2011:

(1) Whenever children in care are present, there shall be at least one center employee present who has completed medication administration training approved by the office.

(2) Medication may be administered to a child in care only by an employee who has completed approved medication training.

This is an On-Site Training offered to small and large child and family day care providers.

Topics Included in the Training

  • Purposes of Medications
  • Classification of Medications
  • Common Forms of Medications
  • Prescription Medications
  • Non-Prescription Medications
  • Care & Storage of Medications
  • Disposal of Medications
  • Requirements to Administer Medications
  • Responsibilities When Administering Medications
  • Medication Documentation Requirements MSDE required medication forms/procedures and allergy action plans
  • Medication Errors
  • How to Prevent Medication Errors
  • Six Rights of Medication Administration

Practical Application

  • How to Administer Medication using calibrated devices: droppers, syringes, measuring cups and medicine spoons
  • How to treat Severe Allergic Reaction or Anaphylaxis/ How to use an Epi Pen
  • Fever and safe use of OTC drugs
  • Exclusion Guidelines

Asthma/Allergy

  • Normal respiratory Rates in Infants & Young Children
  • Medications for Asthma Management
  • Administering Asthma Medications
  • Peak Flow Meters, Inhalers, Spacers and Nebulizers
  • Steps to Follow During Asthma Episode
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