Medication Training

According to Wis. Stat. sec. 118.29, Wisconsin school personnel and volunteers must be trained and found competent before administering certain medications to students. This can be done in several ways and are outlined below. The knowledge (webcasts) training and assessment tests are to be completed at least every four years, while the skills competency check-off should be completed annually.

OPTION 1: Use the Wisconsin Department of Health Services TRAIN Program.
This option allows the participant to create a personal account in TRAIN, view the Department of Public Instruction webcasts, take the assessment, and print out a certificate. The skills competency check-off would still need to be completed by a professional nurse, physician, or a skilled and willing parent.

Use the following resources to help you get started in TRAIN: 1. Quick TRAIN User Guide Webcast: Navigating TRAIN (Silverlight) 2. User Guide - Post Assessment and Certificate

OPTION 2: Use the links to the DPI webcasts through this webpage.
Districts can show the webcasts/videos in groups or can have individuals watch the webcasts on their own computers. Participants take the written assessment test after watching the video, and print it out as their proof of completing the session. There is no certificate generated. The skills competency check-off would still be completed by a professional nurse, physician or a skilled and willing parent.

OPTION 3: Use a locally-developed or professionally made program that is approved by the Department of Public Instruction.
In this option, districts can submit programs to the School Nurse Consultant that they would like to use. Approval of these programs is based on whether the knowledge training requirements would be met. Requirements for an Option 3 program are listed under question 14 in the Administration of Medications guidance document. The skills competency check-off would still be completed by a professional nurse, physician, or a skilled and willing parent.

Medication Training Requirements

Types of Medication

Option 1
TRAIN

Option 2
Direct Access Webcasts


Written Test

Skill Competency

Medication Training Recommendations

Types of Medication

Option 1
TRAIN

Option 2
Direct Access Webcasts


Written Test

Skill Competency

ORAL

Oral
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For questions about this information, contact Bette Carr (608) 266-8857