Patient Care Program
Students will learn about the settings, work outline and responsibilities of a patient care technician; the Patient’s Bill of Rights, infection control and first aid; vital signs; supportive, elderly, palliative and hospice care; medical terminology; medical conditions as they relate to the body systems; phlebotomy and EKG (See phlebotomy and EKG program descriptions above).
Students will master the following skill sets: following infection control and safety guidelines; performing an accurate assessment of vital signs; applying dressings and removing sutures; turning, positioning and transferring patients; applying restraints; assisting with dressing and ambulation; setting up meals, feeding and bathing patients; identifying, handling and disposing of infectious and hazardous waste; CPR certification, performing phlebotomy, EKG, urinalysis, glucose and hematocrit and hemoglobin testing. Upon completion of the program, students will be eligible to sit for the MedCA certification exam.
As a patient care technician (PCT), you will have daily hands-on experiences with patients by helping them with procedures such as taking vital signs, performing electrocardiography (ECG), blood draws, urinalysis, hematocrit and hemoglobin testing, First Aid, and CPR training. You’ll work in settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, dialysis facilities and home health care agencies.
Because PCTs work with patients on a daily basis, they need to have solid communication skills and be empathetic and attentive to their needs.
While in school, the PCT training program will teach you the job duties and responsibilities of:
1)CERTIFIED PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
2)CERTIFIED PHLEBOTOMIST TECHNICIAN
3)CERTIFIED EKG TECHNICIAN
**REQUIREMENTS FOR ENROLLMENT INTO PROGRAM: