CNA-MA stands for Certified Nursing Aide-Medication Aide. These are CNA’s who have gone through extra training from an approved training program. They are certified by the State Board of Nursing with medication authority. This is a relatively new program that the State of Colorado approved in January 2011, which allows for the utilization of med aides in nursing facilities, community based, intermediate care facilities, correctional institutions, and assisted living facilities.
100 hours with 60 hours of lectures in the classroom and 40 hours of clinical in a Skilled Nursing Facility.
Apply dressings to ostomy sites and skin tears
Body structure and function
Different classes of drugs
Drug orders and prescriptions
Drugs used for different medical conditions
Ethics and Laws
Nutrition and herbal supplements
Routes of administration of drugs
Sub Cutaneous injections to include insulin administration
The role of the CNA-MA