Medication Administration in the Early Care Environment Covered in New Course from CCEI

ChildCare Education Institute® (CCEI), a distance learning professional development and certificate provider, is proud to introduce HLTH105: Medication Administration in the Child Care Environment to the online child care training course catalog.

Medication for young children is typically given at home by parents, but when a child attends a child care facility, the medication can be administered by child care providers. While most states have specific rules regarding medication administration, this course provides information on best practices and procedures for the safe, effective, lawful, developmentally appropriate administration of medications in the child care environment. Participants will learn when and why it is appropriate to administer certain medications and policies for ensuring proper authorization, instructions, and confidentiality. In addition, participants will learn best practices for administering various types of medication, as well as health/safety guidance, proper storage and handling methods, strategies for promoting positive, effective communication with families, and tips for making the whole process easier, more positive, and more enriching for children.

“Medicine administration is a serious responsibility that requires knowledge, skills, and careful attention to detail,” says Maria C. Taylor, President and CEO of CCEI. “We’re excited to introduce this course to help teachers and child care providers learn the proper procedures to safely and effectively administer medication to young children.”

Please note: This course is designed to be a best practices approach to medication administration. Students should check with their state licensing agency prior to taking this course to make sure it meets the intended use.

This three-hour training course is available for online enrollment now, and awards 0.3 IACET Continuing Education Units (CEUs) upon successful completion. Active, unlimited individual or center-based subscription holders may take this course at no additional cost at any time. For more information, call 1.800.499.9907, prompt 3, Monday – Friday, 8 am – 5 pm EST.