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Certified Medication Assistant (CNA-M)
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Certified Medication Assistant (CNA-M)


with Diane Sinclair

Calendar Oct 22, 2019 at 3 pm

This is a course prescribed by the Maine State Board of Nursing and adheres to the Maine State Nursing Practice Act, Chapter 5.  It is for Certified Nursing Assistants who have completed one or more years of full-time employment as a CNA and are listed as active and in good standing on the Maine State Registry of Certified Nursing Assistants.

The purpose of the course is to teach experienced CNA’s to administer non-injectable medications to patients who are 4 years of age and older, performed under the direct supervision of a licensed nurse in a long-term care facility, state mental health institution, county jail, state correctional facility, or assistive living setting.

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Applications are due by SEPTEMBER 25 2019

CRMA - Certified Residential Medication Aide


with Diane Sinclair

Calendar Nov 4, 2019 at 3 pm

The purpose of the Certified Residential Medication Aide course is to provide training for professionals working in state certified residential care facilities. The course covers State of Maine regulations, residential facility policies, basic anatomy and physiology of the human body.

Participants will discuss common medications in the major drug classes, common side effects of medication and the individual’s response to medication side effects.

Participants will learn safe medication administration procedures, vital signs, transcribing physicians’ orders, and how to document on a MAR (Medication Administration Record).

Upon completion of this 40-hour medication course participants will be able to administer medications in accordance with Maine’s regulation.

Under the guidance of an RN Educator, each participant will be required to complete a clinical Medication Administration “medication pass” on 3 different residents to be eligible for certification.

Completed application (click here) due by Friday, October 25, 2019 

Required assessment tests taken on Nov. 4 at 3pm and Dec. 2 at 3pm.  These assessments will be held at Skowhegan Area High School, Adult Education.

Payment plan available: $100 deposit plus 4 payments of $56.25, paid weekly.

Maine Driving Dynamics

Calendar Oct 29, 2019 at 6 pm, runs for 1 week

The Maine Driving Dynamics course is a driver improvement course that is aimed to improve a student's defensive driving awareness and abilities. This five-hour course includes discussion of collision avoidance techniques, safety issues, driver habits and attitudes, and the basic elements that constantly challenge drivers on Maine's highways. Our goal is to save lives, prevent injuries, and reduce vehicle-related crashes.

A student who completes the course will receive a three-point credit on their driving record. It may take up to 2 weeks for processing.

Questions regarding your license should be addressed to Bureau of Motor Vehicles at 207-624-9000.


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