Med techs are a vital part of the nursing home staff. They work closely with nurses and doctors to provide quality care for residents.
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What is a Med Tech?
A Med Tech in a nursing home is a certified nursing assistant (CNA) who has completed additional training and testing in order to administer medications to residents. Med Techs play an important role in nursing homes, as they are responsible for ensuring that residents receive their medications safely and on time.
While most CNAs are only able to give basic care to residents, Med Techs are able to provide more comprehensive care, including administering medications. In order to become a Med Tech, CNAs must complete additional training and pass a state-approved examination. Once they have been certified, Med Techs are required to complete continuing education courses on a regular basis in order to maintain their certification.
The duties of a Med Tech
The duties of a Med Tech include but are not limited to: passing medications, completing documentation, ordering and receiving medications and treatments, stocking supplies, infection control, quality assurance activities, performing physicals on residents and more.
The benefits of having a Med Tech
The duties of a Med Tech in a nursing home setting may vary depending on the state in which they work, but generally they are responsible for dispensing medication to residents and keeping track of each resident’s individual medication schedule. In some cases, Med Techs may also be responsible for providing basic nursing care to residents.
Med Techs play an important role in ensuring that residents of nursing homes receive the medications they need in a timely manner. This can help to improve the quality of life for residents, as well as reducing the likelihood of complications from missed or delayed doses of medication. In addition, having a Med Tech on staff can help to ease the workload of nurses and other caregivers, freeing up time for them to provide more personalized care to residents.
How to become a Med Tech
A Med Tech in a nursing home is responsible for the administration of medications to residents. They must have a high school diploma or equivalent, as well as complete a state-approved training program. Some states also require certification from the National Healthcare Association or American medical technologists