The Patient Care Technician performs an array of skills such as direct patient care, basic laboratory procedures such as Phlebotomy (blood drawing) and specimen collection, EKG and vital signs.
Graduates will be able to apply for employment as:
Course Length: Approximately 7.5 months
Upon completion of the course, student will have the opportunity to test for the following licenses:
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Patient Care Technicians work with nurses, doctors and other healthcare professionals to provide patient care in a variety of healthcare settings.
P.C.T.'s responsibilities includes assisting patients with many tasks that they can not do for themselves while they are in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, assisted living facilities, nursing homes or long-term care facilities.
Phlebotomy is the removal of blood from the patient for the purpose of testing.
Medical terminology is the language of healthcare setting. Healthcare physicians use medical terminology to describe body parts, diseases, procedures and equipment.
All medical professionals must have an understanding of this language in order to communicate effectively with physicians and patients and to carry out instructions correctly.
|Course #||Course Title|
|PCT 100-H||Basic Anatomy & Physiology|
|PCT 101-H||Medical Terminology|
|PCT 102-H||Introduction To Long Term Care|
|PCT 103-H||Mental Health & Social Needs|
|PCT 104-H||Restorative Services|
|PCT 105-H||Personal Care Skills|
|PCT 106-H||Basic Nursing Skills|
|PCT 107-H||Clinical Experience|
|PCT 108-E||Structures of the Heart|
|PCT 109-E||Electrical Activities of the Heart|
|PCT 110-E||Equipment & Patient Preparation|
|PCT 111-E||Lead Placement & Connecting Cables|
|PCT 112-E||Obtaining Tracings & ECG Readings|
|PCT 123-E||Medical Office Procedures|
|PCT 113-E||Clinical Experience|
|PCT 114-P||Introduction to Phlebotomy|
|PCT 115-P||Anatomy of Vascular System|
|PCT 116-P||Phlebotomy Ethics|
|PCT 117-P||Lab Safety & Infections Control|
|PCT 118-P||Phlebotomy Procedures|
|PCT 120-P||Urine & Body Fluids|
|PCT 121-P||Clinical Experience (P)|
|Total Clock Hours:||750|
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