2018-2019 Med Tech Certification

When Florida residents need supervision to manage their own medications in an Assisted Living Facility (ALFs) and/or Home care setting, they rely on Med Techs to assist them. The Med Tech certification course provides students with 6 hours of training regarding assistance with self-administration of medications in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or Home care setting . Southern Technical Institute Med Tech is taught by a Registered Nurse and our curriculum focuses on all aspects of the 2015 Florida laws for assistance with self- administration of medications and medication practices. Medication safety being the top priority.

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Are you looking to get quality Med Tech training and certification in Florida?

When Florida residents need supervision to manage their own medications in an Assisted Living Facility (ALFs) and/or Home care setting, they rely on Med Techs to assist them. The Med Tech certification course provides students with 6 hours of training regarding assistance with self-administration of medications in an Assisted Living Facility (ALF) or Home care setting . Southern Technical Institute Med Tech is taught by a Registered Nurse and our curriculum focuses on all aspects of the 2015 Florida laws for assistance with self- administration of medications and medication practices. Medication safety being the top priority.

Topics to be covered include the following:

  • Florida law and rule requirements with respect to the supervision, assistance, administration, and management of medications;
  • Procedures and techniques for assisting the resident with self-administration of medication including how to read a prescription label;
  • Providing the right medications to the right resident;
  • Common medications;
  • The importance of taking medications as prescribed;
  • Recognition of side effects and adverse reactions and procedures to follow when residents appear to be experiencing side effects and adverse reactions;
  • Documentation and record keeping; 
  • Medication storage and disposal.
  • Additional duties allowed under the Florida regulations

Training also includes demonstrations of proper techniques and provides 2 hours of hands-on practice exercises.

Course Curriculum

  • Introduction to Medication Technician
    30 minutes
  • Florida Law 429 and Medication Practices 58A
    30 minutes
  • Medication Administration and Safety Practices
    30 minutes
  • Self-Administered Medication Use and Storage
    30 minutes
  • Use of Pill Organizers
    10 minutes
  • Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication
    30 minutes
  • Medication Orders and Prescription Labels
    30 minutes
  • Medication Documentation and Records (MOR)
    30 minutes
  • Medication Retrieval, Storage, and Proper Disposal
    30 minutes
  • How to Assist with Oral and Topical Medications
    30 minutes
  • Additional Duties Allowed Under Assistance with Self-Administration of Medication
    30 minutes
  • Common Medications, Drug Classifications, Side Effects, and Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs)
    30 minutes
  • Assisting with Medication Post Test
    27 questions

Your Course Includes

10 Interactive Lessons

Learn Powerful Medical Knowledge & Information Lesson-BY-Lesson

Video Demonstrations

Streaming video demonstrations each of the techniques. Videos are embedded directly within each lesson for ultimate ease of use.

Convenient & Mobile Friendly

Take your online courses conveniently while on the go! Compatible with desktop, smartphones & tablets.

Frequently asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?

This is self paced online learning course. You are free to take this course based on your need.

How long do I have access to the course?

There is no time limit to our online courses. You may study and review the lessons as many times as you would like.

Can i have face to face interaction with the Instructor

Yes, absolutely. Please visit the “Contact Us” page in order to schedule a campus tour or to get in touch with our student services team.

Does this course have any certificates?

Yes, after successful completion of the training course, you will receive your 4-hour Med Tech certification which is valid for twelve months (1 year) from the date of your course completion date.

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