Assisting With Medication Administration

Course Description

The Provincial Continuing Care Medication Assistance Program (MAP) assists continuing care clients to maintain their independence and optimal level of functioning by supporting them in managing their day-to-day medication needs. Through MAP, competent Health Care Aides available service options that support individuals to remain in their own homes and communities stress on client and/or family, and maintain or improve client health.

A thorough review of the MAP course is covered initially in the 2-day presentation, followed up by more detailed ‘drug related’ information.

The MTG AMA course is concluded with an entire day of exams for the students, including a 3-hour written exam, which includes both short and long answer questions. The majority of the questions focus on the student’s ability to display their critical thinking skills, in relationship to the 7 rights of medication administration, as per AHS guidelines.


The purpose of this document is to clearly define the parameters under which unregulated health care providers can participate in medication assistance activates as an authorized service supervisors, administrators, educators, case managers and health care providers in understanding the evidence-informed best practices and provincially agreed upon recommendations required to meet MAP service expectations.

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