Quote from Todd SPN
Our state rules are spelled out rather simple about what the RN needed to do in this regard. I remember as a caregiver I needed to take an 8/h class put on by the state before I could be delegated too. Then, if you have ever worked LTC, I was instructed by the RN much like a self-med program for residents returning home.
I can not say about TX but I just happened to be reading Ohio Delegation Rules earlier this evening.
In Ohio, the CNA may assist the alert and oriented pt in taking their meds. The nurse can delegate to the CNA to assit the pt.
The pt must be able to verify that the bottle the CNA is handing them is correct. The CNA can open the bottle, even help the pt getting the dose the pt asks for out of the bottle and into their mouth (or topical application).
In short, the CNA can only help the pt with meds he/she has stated they need, have identified, confirmed the dose, etc.
I would guess Tx is very similar, but check wiith your BON website for sure.