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COVID-19 & Potential Impacts
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Medication Administration

Contact Information

West Middle East Office of Health Services
Leah McWain
(901) 745-7801
Carlo Desierto 
(615) 231-5071
Joyce Couch
(423) 787-6925
Bill Feldhaus  
(615) 253-6095



COVID-19  -  Medication Administration Classes

  • All in-person Regional Office Medication Administration classes have been canceled until further notice.
  • Medication administration certifications that expire in March and April 2020 will be extended to May 31st and the need for further extensions will be evaluated every 30 days and announced via Open Line.
  • There is a tentative calendar of 20-hour classes and Test Out classes posted; access via the “Training and Testing Schedules” tab. Please note this calendar is subject to change.  Additional information on classes can be obtained by contacting your Regional Nurse Educator.
  • Independent and agency trainers may conduct medication administration training; however the CDC’s Social Distancing Guidelines should be followed.
  • Medication administration classes may be taught via webinar:  Current curriculum and 20-hours of class time are required for people needing Medication Administration Certification.  Instructors should contact their Regional Office Nurse Educator for instructions.
  • Reminder - staff can begin work prior to medication administration training provided they do not administer medication.  As always, they can work alongside a certified staff who administers all medication for that home.
  • Certified staff may remotely direct uncertified staff following the training and guidance which can be found under “Medication Administration” on the DIDD COVID-19 web page The uncertified staff must take the “remote medication administration” training in Relias before being directed by a certified staff member.



Training Curriculum Materials

  • Handout (Please print on both sides)

Test-Out Review Materials

  • MARS (Please print on both sides)
  • Test-Out Online Review 4.5mb (PDF Version - with streaming video) - You will need to be connected to the internet to use this version as the videos used throughout this presentation are streamed from YouTube.