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Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician

Join Our Patient Care Technician Training Program and Make a Difference in Healthcare

Patient Care Technicians are the backbone of healthcare, offering crucial support in various settings, from hospitals to doctor’s offices, nursing homes, and long-term care facilities. At EMTPKY, our comprehensive training course equips you with the essential knowledge and skills needed to become an invaluable member of a medical practice team.

As a Patient Care Technician, you’ll be at the forefront of patient care, assisting with vital procedures like taking vital signs, performing electrocardiography (EKG), conducting blood draws (PHL), and addressing various patient needs. Start your journey towards a rewarding healthcare career with us today.

Key Responsibilities of a Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technicians, often referred to as PCTs, play a vital role in healthcare settings. Their primary duties revolve around providing exceptional care to patients. Here are the typical responsibilities associated with the role:

  1. Bedside Care and Patient Advocacy: PCTs offer compassionate bedside care and serve as advocates for patients’ needs, ensuring their comfort and well-being.

  2. Effective Communication: They engage in daily communication with patients, nurses, doctors, and patients’ families, facilitating seamless care coordination.

  3. Clinical Procedures: PCTs are trained to perform various clinical procedures, including catheterizations, saline locks, and wound care, with precision and care.

  4. Dialysis Management: They are responsible for preparing, initiating, and discontinuing dialysis treatment for patients, both in hemodialysis and with central venous catheters.

  5. Venipuncture: PCTs draw blood and insert intravenous catheters, ensuring proper techniques and patient comfort.

  6. Specialized Procedures: They perform urinary catheterizations, assist with nasogastric tube removal, and provide wound care, including the removal of sutures and staples.

  7. Dialysis Equipment: PCTs operate dialysis equipment, making necessary adjustments based on protocols and patient prescriptions.

  8. Emergency Room Support: In emergency room settings, they apply their skills in splint and cast immobilizations, offer crutch training, conduct throat cultures, perform urinalysis, and administer oxygen therapy as needed.

As a Patient Care Technician, you’ll be an integral part of the healthcare team, delivering high-quality care and making a positive impact on patients’ lives.

Admission Requirements For Patient care technician training program at emtpky

  • 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

our allied health education schedule

VIEW ALL CCMA CLASSES

CCMA Day Class

Monday – Thursday; 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Begins: 4/15/2024

 

 

CCMA Night Class

Monday, Tuesday & Wednesday nights 6:00p.m. – 10:00p.m.
Begins: 10/29/2024

CCMA Online Class

9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Begins: 6/8/2024

EKG track

VIEW ALL MEDICAL ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT CLASSES

Medical Administrative Assistant Online

Begins: Open Enrollment
VIEW ALL IV THERAPY CLASSES

IV Therapy Certification

Fridays AM session 9am-1pm PM session 2pm-6pm
Begins: 4/26/24

Depending on the class size you will be placed in AM/PM session

 

 

 

 

VIEW ALL BEHAVIORAL HEALTH TECH CLASSES

Behavioral Health Tech Online

Begins: CMA Module: Day class begins 10/10/2023 OR night class begins 12/5/2023

Class completed online

VIEW ALL EKG TECH CLASSES

EKG Tech Day Class

Monday – Thursday; 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Begins: 5/20/2024

EKG Tech Night Class

Monday – Wednesday nights; 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Begins: 8/26/2024

EKG Tech Online Class

Begins: 6/8/24

Class completed online with 3 on campus lab days.

(3/16/2024, 4/16/2024, 5/4/2024)

VIEW ALL PHLEBOTOMY CLASSES

Phlebotomy Day Class

Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m.-5:00p.m.
Begins: 6/10/24

Phlebotomy Night Class

Monday – Wednesday, 6:00p.m.-10:00p.m.
Begins: 7/8/2024

Phlebotomy Saturday Class

Saturday, 9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Begins: 3/9/2024
VIEW ALL MEDICAL BILLING & CODING

Medical Billing and Coding Online

Begins: Open Enrollment

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VIEW ALL SRNA CLASSES

SRNA Online Class

9am
Begins: 4/19/24

Lab days: 2 on campus dates
Clinical days: 2 on campus dates

 

SRNA Weekday Class

Monday-Thursday, 9:00a.m.-2:00p.m.
Begins: To be determined

 

 

 

 

Salary Insights for Patient Care Technicians in 2021, Based on Bureau of Labor Statistics

As of 2021, the Bureau of Labor & Statistics reports that the average annual salary for patient care technicians stands at $30,290. When broken down into an hourly rate, this equates to an average of $14.56 per hour. These figures provide valuable insights into the compensation potential for individuals pursuing a career in this essential healthcare role

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