Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technicians play a vital role in patient care, whether you’re working in a hospital, doctor’s office, nursing home, or long-term care facility. This course will provide the student with the knowledge and skills to be an integral part of a medical practice team. Patient Care Techs help patients with procedures such as taking vital signs, performing electrocardiography (EKG), blood draws (PHL) and other needs.

 

Typical duties of a Patient Care Technician include:

  • provide bedside care and advocate patients’ needs
  • interact in daily communication with patients, nurses, doctors, and patients’ families
  • conduct catheterizations, saline locks, and wound care procedures
  • prepare, initiate and discontinue dialysis treatment of the patient in both hemodialysis and central venous catheters
  • draw blood and insert intravenous catheters
  • perform urinary catheterizations and nasogastric tube removal
  • provide wound care, including the removal of sutures and staples
  • operate dialysis equipment and readjust treatment parameters as defined by protocols and patient prescriptions
  • perform emergency room skills such as splint and cast immobilizations, crutch training, throat cultures, urinalysis and oxygen therapy

Admission Requirements

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Driver’s License
  • SS Card

What is included in my tuition?

  • HIPAA Training & Certification
  • HIV/AIDS Bloodborne Pathogens Course & Certification
  • Lab Supplies
  • CPR Certification Card (not the course)
  • Student Liability Insurance

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