Patient Care Technician

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Patient Care Technician

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Online Instuctor-Led Course

Course Length: 8-12 weeks

Course Description:

Patient Care Technician/Patient Care Assistant: works in a hospital environment under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Students are trained to perform clinical skills such as blood collection, EKGs, catheterization, recording vital signs and patient treatments, and other tasks related to patient care. Patient Care Technician graduates can expect to find employment opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and placement agencies. To obtain the Patient Care Technician certificate, the student must complete these 4 modules: Basic Patient Care Skills (or current CNA), EKG, Phlebotomy, and Advanced Nursing Skills. This program will take 2-3 Terms to complete. 

Description

Why Become a Patient Care Technician?

 

According to US Bureau of Labor Statistics, acknowledge Medical Assistant as one of the top 30 BEST Healthcare Careers. Medical Assistants are often the first person a patient sees when visiting the doctor. Studies will include anatomy, medical terminology, biology, etc., and laboratory work.

Curriculum Covers:                                                                                       Eligible Certifications: 

  • Medical Terminology                                                                                SITTI’s Certification
  • Infectious Control                                                                                    ASVAB Certification
  • Basic Patient Care                                                                                      NHA Certification
  • Coping Skills                                                                                            AMCA Certification
  • Therapeutic Communications
  • Techniques Use in Phlebotomy
  • Monitor Vitals Signs                                                                                    Career Opportunities
  • Perform EKG                                                                                                  Nursing Home
  • Performing Nursing Assistant Duties                                                            Hospitals
  • Phlebotomy                                                                                                   Urgent Care Clinic
  • Clinical or Externship (40 hours training)                                                      Outpatient Clinics

 

Course Description

Patient Care Technician/Patient Care Assistant: works in a hospital environment under the direct supervision of a registered nurse. Students are trained to perform clinical skills such as blood collection, EKGs, catheterization, recording vital signs and patient treatments, and other tasks related to patient care. Patient Care Technician graduates can expect to find employment opportunities in hospitals, rehabilitation centers, and placement agencies. To obtain the Patient Care Technician certificate, the student must complete these 4 modules: Basic Patient Care Skills (or current CNA), EKG, Phlebotomy, and Advanced Nursing Skills. This program will take 2-3 Terms to complete. 

Required Courses:

 

AHC 162 Patient Care training hours

AHC 164  Patient Care Practicum training hours

AHC 141 Phlebotomy training hours

AHC 114 Electrocardiography training hours

AHC 130 Advanced PCT Skills training hours

AHC 131 Advanced PCT Skills Externship training hours

 

Projected Job Growth: 9%
Salary Range: $28,540
Average Length of Education: 4-12 months
Responsible For: maintaining accurate patient histories, taking vitals such as blood pressure, heart rate, temperature, etc., obtaining laboratory samples, updating patient records, scheduling appointments

Overall employment of nursing assistants and orderlies is projected to grow 9 percent from 2018 to 2028, faster than the average for all occupations. As the baby-boom population ages, nursing assistants and orderlies will be needed to assist and care for elderly patients.

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