ADM #2022-05 Medication Administration Training Curriculum for Direct Support Staff


Updates have been made to the Medication Administration curriculum. These updates are intended to improve training efficacy, increase focus on the tasks associated with medication administration, and provide a more efficient and streamlined training process for instructors. 

The Medication Administration curriculum is one part of a comprehensive training program for direct support professionals in state and/or voluntary agencies that provide services for people with developmental disabilities.  This Medication Administration curriculum may be used either as part of a comprehensive training program or as an independent package.  Successful completion of this training program will prepare staff to be an Approved Medication Administration Personnel (AMAP).  AMAP staff play a critical role in meeting the health needs of individuals with intellectual/developmental disabilities. 

Additionally, updates have been made to OPWDD’s Tube Feeding curriculum and we now have standardized trainings in place for Colostomy Care and Diabetes Care for Direct Support Professionals (DSPs). 

Each of the noted trainings and use of the standardized curriculums is required for any DSP who will be responsible for performing any of these delegated nursing tasks. 

This ADM is effective ninety (90) days from the date it is issued (i.e. November 11, 2022). This delayed effective date is intended to give providers time to review and implement the new curriculums.