Wisconsin Training Courses

Medication Administration Basics (WI)

The goal of this course is to provide school staff members with a basic understanding of the procedures required to safely provide medications to students. Topics covered include components of medication orders for schools, safe and proper medication management in schools, basic procedures for administering medication, and special situations regarding giving medication to students.

Course length: 26 minutes

Author: Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey & Julie Pompos

Lucinda Mejdell-Awbrey, RN, MA, is Director of Student Services for Visalia Unified School District in California. Lucinda has served students as a Credentialed School Nurse and School Administrator for over 30 years. In the early years, Lucinda worked primarily with students and their migrant families. For the past 17 years, she has developed and implemented a wide variety of school health and safety programs for Visalia Unified School District. Lucinda also provides community and school level trainings for the California Department of Education and other state and national organizations regarding School Safety Issues, Crisis Response Planning, Bullying and Harassment Prevention, School Nursing Practices, and Coordinated School Health Programs.

Julie Pompos is the District School Nurse for the Mineral Point School District in Wisconsin. She has an extensive background and experience in both urban and rural school nursing. Julie actively provides staff education and training sessions on an on-going basis covering a multitude of topics. Over the past 28 years, Julie has written content for technical clinical manuals, drafted policies and procedures for various health clinics, hospitals and the Department of Defense.