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QMA Insulin Administration Certification Training

HLTHQMA6

Administer Insulin. Help Save Lives.

What You’ll Learn

This education module is designed to instruct the QMA in the role and responsibilities of insulin administration. This training is optional for any Qualified Medication Aides (QMAs).

Learning Objectives Include:

  • Define key terms related to diabetes and insulin administration.
  • Describe the structure and function of the endocrine system related to the types of diabetes.
  • Identify signs and symptoms associated with diabetes.
  • Identify treatments necessary to control diabetes.
  • Provide instruction for the safe administration of insulin.
  • Identify complications related to diabetes including signs/symptoms of hyperglycemia and hypoglycemia.
  • Demonstrate competency in the administration of insulin.
  • Recognize the role and responsibility for insulin administration by both the QMA and licensed health facility.
  • Understand both the written and competency testing requirements.
  • Understand the placement on the Indiana Nurse Aide Registry for QMA with approval for insulin administration and renewal requirements.

Career Options

Understanding the role and responsibilities a QMA plays in insulin administration is pivotal in your career. Updated training is required every year.

Class Details

Prior to any insulin administration the individual must be currently on the QMA registry, have completed the QMA 100-hours Training Program and successfully completed the Insulin Administration Education Module.

The Insulin Administration Education Module includes all of the following:

  1. At least four (4) and not more than eight (8) hours of classroom training using the QMA – Insulin Administration Module
  2. At least two (2), and not more than four (4) hours of practical training that is 1:1 with a license registered nurse
  3. A written examination administered by the Indiana state approved testing entity that the QMA must pass;
  4. A practical examination, which the QMA must pass with 100% competency administered by an approved Program Director of an Indiana approved QMA Training Program Training must be done at an approved Indiana State Department of Health QMA Training Program.

Upcoming Classes

Class Location

Class Dates
Time
Location
Cost
  • Mar 6, 2024 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Wed.
Fort Wayne
$150–200
  • QMA’s wishing to become certified, are required to take a 4-6 hour class. This class will include didactic material and a lab component for injection preparation, practice and competency.
  • Once the class is completed, the QMA is required to perform 2 hours of actual preparing and injecting time under the supervision of a registered nurse. This is 1:1 supervision with a RN.
  • Upon completion of practicum portion, QMA will return to class to turn in paperwork for review and take an assessment test for a pass/fail grade. Ivy Tech will be responsible for sending in paperwork and payment, if received from student.  QMA will be responsible for scheduling test through testing center. 
  • State exam is 25 questions, multiple choice and must pass with a score of 88% (22/25).
  • Cost of class $150, with an additional cost of $50 to take the exam.
  • QMA obligation is 3 dates.
    • Class/lab date
    • Return to turn in practicum paperwork and take final exam
    • State examination date
  • Class sizes are limited to 12

Coliseum Campus - Room CC1662
3800 N Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

In Person, Instructor-Led
Contact: Kassandra Flanagan, 260-480-4214, kflanagan9@ivytech.edu

  • Jun 8, 2024 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat.
Fort Wayne
$150–200
  • QMA’s wishing to become certified, are required to take a 4-6 hour class. This class will include didactic material and a lab component for injection preparation, practice and competency.
  • Once the class is completed, the QMA is required to perform 2 hours of actual preparing and injecting time under the supervision of a registered nurse. This is 1:1 supervision with a RN.
  • Upon completion of practicum portion, QMA will return to class to turn in paperwork for review and take an assessment test for a pass/fail grade. Ivy Tech will be responsible for sending in paperwork and payment, if received from student.  QMA will be responsible for scheduling test through testing center. 
  • State exam is 25 questions, multiple choice and must pass with a score of 88% (22/25).
  • Cost of class $150, with an additional cost of $50 to take the exam.
  • QMA obligation is 3 dates.
    • Class/lab date
    • Return to turn in practicum paperwork and take final exam
    • State examination date
  • Class sizes are limited to 12

Coliseum Campus - Room CC1662
3800 N Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

In Person, Instructor-Led
Contact: Kassandra Flanagan, 260-480-4214, kflanagan9@ivytech.edu

  • Aug 24, 2024 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., Sat.
Fort Wayne
$150–200
  • QMA’s wishing to become certified, are required to take a 4-6 hour class. This class will include didactic material and a lab component for injection preparation, practice and competency.
  • Once the class is completed, the QMA is required to perform 2 hours of actual preparing and injecting time under the supervision of a registered nurse. This is 1:1 supervision with a RN.
  • Upon completion of practicum portion, QMA will return to class to turn in paperwork for review and take an assessment test for a pass/fail grade. Ivy Tech will be responsible for sending in paperwork and payment, if received from student.  QMA will be responsible for scheduling test through testing center. 
  • State exam is 25 questions, multiple choice and must pass with a score of 88% (22/25).
  • Cost of class $150, with an additional cost of $50 to take the exam.
  • QMA obligation is 3 dates.
    • Class/lab date
    • Return to turn in practicum paperwork and take final exam
    • State examination date
  • Class sizes are limited to 12

Coliseum Campus - Room CC1662
3800 N Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

In Person, Instructor-Led
Contact: Kassandra Flanagan, 260-480-4214, kflanagan9@ivytech.edu

  • Oct 9, 2024 4 p.m. – 10 p.m., Wed.
Fort Wayne
$150–200
  • QMA’s wishing to become certified, are required to take a 4-6 hour class. This class will include didactic material and a lab component for injection preparation, practice and competency.
  • Once the class is completed, the QMA is required to perform 2 hours of actual preparing and injecting time under the supervision of a registered nurse. This is 1:1 supervision with a RN.
  • Upon completion of practicum portion, QMA will return to class to turn in paperwork for review and take an assessment test for a pass/fail grade. Ivy Tech will be responsible for sending in paperwork and payment, if received from student.  QMA will be responsible for scheduling test through testing center. 
  • State exam is 25 questions, multiple choice and must pass with a score of 88% (22/25).
  • Cost of class $150, with an additional cost of $50 to take the exam.
  • QMA obligation is 3 dates.
    • Class/lab date
    • Return to turn in practicum paperwork and take final exam
    • State examination date
  • Class sizes are limited to 12

Coliseum Campus - Room CC1662
3800 N Anthony Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805

In Person, Instructor-Led
Contact: Kassandra Flanagan, 260-480-4214, kflanagan9@ivytech.edu

Costs may vary by location given differences in the cost of supplies and class provider.

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