What Does It Mean To Be Mat Certified?

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How to become MAT certified
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What does it mean to be MAT certified?

What does it mean to be MAT certified?

Being MAT certified means that you have taken a 2 part course on giving medication. It can be taken online or a classroom setting. You will need to have your 1st aid & CPR training before completing your MAT.

Mat training is learning how to administer oral liquids, tablets, inhalers and nebulizers, ear and eye medications, topical medications and EpiPen epinephrine auto-injectors. 

How to get started with your MAT training?

You can complete part 1 online at your own pace.  

Once you have completed part 1, you are required to do part 2 with a nurse. I was lucky to find a nurse to come to my home to do part 2. 

It was a pretty quick process. I had just finished part 1 so everything was pretty fresh in my mind.

When does your MAT certification expire?

Completing part 1 (of the 2 part course) is valid for 6 months. You won’t be able to administer medication until you have passed part 1 and 2. Once you have completed both parts your training is good for 3 years.


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