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Certified Family Home Basic Medication Awareness and Infection Control


This class is offered in the fall and spring. Please continue to check back for future available dates.

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The purpose of this course is to educate Certified Family Home (CFH) providers and substitute caregivers regarding medication safety and infection control. Participants will gain a basic understanding of medications including storing and caring for medications, six rights of medication oversight, medication side effects and warning signs, infection control, maintaining medication records and more.

 This course satisfies the requirements of IDAPA “Each person assisting with resident medications must be an adult who successfully completed and follows the “Assistance with Medications” course available through the Idaho Professional Technical Education Program approved by the Idaho State Board of Nursing, or other Department-approved training.” Assistance With Medications course also satisfies these requirements.

 This course has 2 components:

  • 3.5 hours - online coursework which includes the written, open-book exam
  • 2.3 hours in-person skills demonstration and testing with an ISU Registered Nurse instructor

Successful completion of this course will consist of an open book written test with a passing rate of 80% or greater and participation in the skills demonstration and testing.

Spanish course available. Please call 208-282-3372 for details.

Graphic of medication

*Required manual may be downloaded and printed from our handouts page.

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