The purpose of the Certified Residential Medication Aide course is to provide training for professionals working in state certified residential care homes. 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 in a licensed facility on 3 different residents to be eligible for certification.