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Hartman's Complete Guide for the Medication Aide

Hartman Publishing, Inc.

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Hartman’s Complete Guide for the Medication Aide is a comprehensive textbook written for nursing assistants seeking to become certified as medication aides. It covers every aspect of the job, from communicating with other care team members to understanding basic pharmacology and administering medications by various routes. This textbook includes material required by the majority of states, with supplemental information and procedures located in the instructor’s guide.

Our book includes material on:

  • The role of the medication aide, including scope of practice, communication skills, and ethics
  • Foundational care skills such as setting up and passing medications and following infection prevention practices
  • Common conditions by body system and commonly ordered medications, organized by medication class (integrated in the text and summarized in tables for each body system)
  • Documentation in residents’ medication administration records (MAR), including electronic records (eMAR)
  • Structure and function of each body system
  • Basic pharmacology described in simple language
  • Medication forms and common administration routes
  • Recognizing and responding to adverse reactions such as anaphylaxis
  • Prioritizing medication safety and preventing medication errors; this includes ISMP resources on commonly confused medication names and abbreviations that should not be used in medication documentation

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Instructor’s Guide

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The instructor’s guide to teaching from our textbook contains the following elements for every chapter: an overview of teaching strategies; page references for the textbook; teaching outlines for every learning objective; and critical thinking activities that may include case studies, role-playing scenarios, games, or conversation starters. Appendices include the following: supplemental information and procedures for states with longer or more intensive course requirements; review materials and games to reinforce medications and medication classes for common conditions; and multiple choice chapter tests. The instructor’s website contains PowerPoint presentations for each chapter that complement the instructor’s guide content and include abbreviated lecture material, student-directed questions, and critical thinking questions related to the procedures.

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