Shades of Life

Medical Training Institute

Welcome to the Shades of Life Medical Training Institute.  We are delighted you are here.
 
The following is information regarding our courses for assistance training in the medical field.   

Medication Aide Program

32 Hours

Cost: $280.00

CLASSES STARTING SOON

The Medication Aide Course is a “Certificate of Completion” course. A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course. This certificate will prepare you to assist with the management of medication in facilities that are managed by the Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services such as Residential Care Facilities, Group Homes, Day Programs, and correctional facilities.

Students who complete the 32-hour Medication Aide Course are NOT registered with the Virginia State Board of Nursing but are permitted to administer medication in facilities governed by the Virginia Department of Behavioral Health & Developmental Services (DBHDS) under the supervision of a licensed nurse.

 

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • No barrier crimes

  • Must be able to read & write English at the level necessary to understand the training manual.

  • Must be able to perform the required task to complete the program. Applicants should have good manual dexterity & visual acuity.

Subjects Covered:

  • Preparing Functions Effectively as a Medication Aide

  • Maintaining Aseptic Conditions

  • Facilitating Client/Resident’s Self-Administration of Medicine or Assisting with Medication Administration

  • Assisting Clients/Residents with Self-Administration of Prepared Instillations and Treatment Tasks

  • Assisting the Diabetic Client/Resident, Preparing, and Injecting Insulin

Personal Care Aide Program (PCA)

40 hours

Cost:  $400.00

CLASSES STARTING SOON

 

This PCA program will teach how to provide assistance to individuals with disabilities, injuries, or elder-care needs in the privacy of their home.  A certificate will be issued upon successful completion of the course.

 

This 40-hour “Certificate of Completion” training program is based on the Department of Medical Assistance Services curriculum and is designed to provide practical training for persons providing personal care aide services to Medicaid Waiver recipients.

 

  • Must be 18 years or older.

  • No barrier crimes

  • Must be able to read & write English at the level necessary to understand the training manual.

  • Must be able to perform the required tasks to complete the program. Applicants should have good manual dexterity & visual acuity.

  

Subjects Covered:

  • The Elderly

  • Personal Care and Rehabilitation Services

  • Home Management

  • Safety and Accident Prevention in the Home

  • Food and Nutrition, and Meal Preparation

  • Documentation Requirements for Medicaid Recipients


Please keep the following in mind BEFORE registering:
  • These are not Virginia State Board of Nursing programs.
  • Applicants are accepted if they will benefit from completing the program and meet all program entry requirements.
  • Placement as well as the right to deny the entrance of any student based on his/her application is at the sole discretion of Shades of Life staff.
  • Notification of acceptance will be made by phone or email.
  • Students must be registered prior to the class start date.
  • All classes have a limited number of seats and registration is contingent upon seat availability.
  • Applicants must be able to read & write English at the level necessary to understand the training manual.
  • A link for payment will be sent to the applicant once the application is approved.  Course fees include materials. 
  • Have your educational background (GED, high school, etc.) and a personal statement about why you want to be in these courses available when registering.
Medical Training Institute Application
arrow&v
arrow&v
  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Instagram

© 2023 by Shades of Life Consulting & Consulting, LLC.