Medication Administration Workshop

This workshop draws on the curriculum published  by the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2010 to teach how to manage the risks involved in giving medication in group care settings using the 5 Rights: the right child receives the right medication in the right dose, by the right method at the right time.  Participants practice skills and discuss scenarios to identify gaps in practice.  Key elements that should be in documentation of medication, policies and procedures are reviewed. Demonstrations and discussions include tips for giving a variety of different types of medication: liquids and pills, eye, ear, nose, topical medications such as diaper cream and sunscreen, inhalers and emergency medicines.

This workshop meets caregiver training requirements in Caring for Our Children: National Health and Safety Performance Standards and NAEYC accreditation standards. For an additional hour of credit, participants who successfully complete the Medication Administration Workshop may arrange for a licensed health professional whose work involves use of medications (nurse, doctor, pharmacist) to observe their performance of medication administration skills using a checklist provided by ECELS.  To receive this extra hour of credit, send the following items as attached scans by e-mail or by fax to ECELS: 1) a copy of the certificate of successful completion of the Medication Administration Workshop, 2) the successfully competed Medication Administration Skills Checklist, signed and dated by the health professional to attest to the satisfactory performance of the skills, 3) a completed Registration Form - the same one used for self-learning modules, and 4) pay the fee for ECELS to review the work for credit as for self-learning modules. ECELS arranges workshops on a fee-for-service basis. The fee is due when an ECELS staff member confirms that the training can be arranged. Contact ECELS by email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or by phone at 484-446-3003 for more information. (ECERS-ITERS: Personal Care Routines. K7C2-84; hours of credit based on length of workshop between 2-4 hours with an additional hour available to those who arrange for the health professional observation skills check. Meets STAR Level 2 Performance Standard for Health and Safety) Updated 4/13/12