Medication Administration Training (MAT), Health Care Consulting (HCC) & CPR/FA
Medication Administration Training
Licensed, registered or legally exempt child care providers, who choose to administer medication to children in their care must be in compliance with Health and Infection Control regulations. Caregivers who administer actual medications must be trained in Medication Administration Training (MAT). They must also be at least 18 years of age and have a current certification in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and First Aid. Caretakers that administer medications must hire a health care consultant who will review and approve the caretaker's health care plan and training certificates. The health care consultant must also visit the day care program to review the program’s health care plan at least once every two years. Caregivers are not permitted to administer medications through injection except for epi-pens. Arrangements for injectable medications may be approved in specific circumstances and under the guidance of the child's medical provider. Approved, MAT trained caregivers are permitted to administer prescription and over-the-counter medications when they have written instructions from the prescriber and permission from the parent.
Health Care Consulting
Health Care Consultancy Services provided by a medical professional to assist providers and programs in complying with the regulations concerning Health Care Plan Requirements and the Administration of Medication.
- Need assistance developing your health care plan?
- Need assistance reviewing your health care plan?
- Need technical assistance on health care?
Our Health Care Consultant and registered nurse can take a close look at your health care plans and help with criteria needed in creating a new plan or adjustments to your existing plan.
As of October 1st 2014 there is a new hourly rate for providers of $50/hour fee for using Child & Family Resources Health Care Consultant for a Site visit/plan approval service.
Please contact our Health Care Consultant, Heather Deruyter, at (315)536-1134 for further assistance.
CPR & First Aid
CPR and First Aid are a requirement for Child Care programs in New York State; at least one certified staff must be on site at all times.
Classes are offered with our American Red Cross Certified trainer at our Geneva Site: $125.00
Contact Heather Fiero for class dates and registration information at (315)536-1134.
The OCFS contract with the National Safety Council to provide First Aid/CPR training opportunities to child care employees is ending December 31, 2015. To schedule classroom training please contact one of the providers listed here: http://ocfs.ny.gov/main/childcare/assets/NSC_cpr.pdf. The program is also available online. To access the NSC Online course, please visit http://www.safetyserve.com/ocfs/ and then click on New Student. The Access Code for new students is NYFIRST. Upon successful completion of the online course you will need to complete a skill test session, with an NSC approved Training Center listed here, to receive your course completion cards.
After December 31, 2015, OCFS is no longer contracting with the National Safety Council. The National Safety Council training in First Aid and CPR will continue to be accepted as meeting the regulatory requirement. Visit http://www.nsc.org/learn/Safety-Training/Pages/Courses/pediatric-first-aid-cpr-aed.aspx for more information on their courses. The National Safety Council will also continue to participate as a training organization affiliated with the Educational Incentive Program (EIP).
Employees and caregivers seeking to take CPR and first aid training must arrange for certification classes on their own. Educational Incentive Program (EIP) funding will continue to be available for those who are eligible and choose approved training organizations.
CPR/First Aid training information is available at American Red Cross.You can also contact your local America Red Cross for registration and schedules. Child Care providers can call 1-800-733-2767 to register for classes. The Red Cross will continue to participate as a training organization affiliated with the Educational Incentive Program (EIP).