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Patient Care Technician

PCT

 

Who we are:

Patient Care Technicians provide an infrastructural backbone to the more focused procedures of the health industry. This Patient Care Technician Program is designed to generate a vital member of the healthcare team who will be expected to perform clinical and administrative duties in a medical office, nursing home, or hospital. Patient care technicians tend to ill and injured individuals and assist with critical day-to-day care. Patient Care Technicians assist doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals with the care that certain patients require. They provide hands-on assistance to patients to satisfy their basic needs, which has a huge impact on the lives of their patients and their patients' family.

What we do:

  • Provide basic patient care — bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc. 

  • Acquire, distribute and administer patient care supplies

  • Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness in patient rooms

  • Accommodate any additional patient needs

  • Obtain EKG readings and monitor vital signs

  • Perform phlebotomy procedures

  • Provide emotional support to patients and families, particularly coping with grief and death

Program Overview

During our 18 week program students will be prepared to demonstrate entry-level competencies, providing basic hands on assistance care to all age groups. Upon successful completion of the program, the student will receive a Certificate of Completion.

  • 350 Total hours

    • 103 Lecture hours

    • 247 Lab hours

Program Outline

MODULE I: PROFESSIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

U101 - Introduction to Health Care

U102 - The Patient

MODULE II: SAFETY & INFECTION CONTROL

U103 - Safety

MODULE III: ECG

U104 - Patient Assessment

MODULE IV: DIRECT PATIENT CARE

U105 - Patient Care and Comfort

MODULE V: PHLEBOTOMY

U106 - Blood and Specimen Collecting and Testing

U107 - Surgery and Immobility

U108 - Special Care Concerns and Settings

MODULE VI: EMPLOYMENT SEEKING

CERTPREP03 - Career Development and Certification Preparation

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