The Patient Care Technician certificate is designed from the health care community’s need for trained personnel, specifically in the area of patient care. Prerequisite for this certificate is current CNA or EMT certification.
Learners who complete the Patient Care Technician certificate will:
Differentiate the role and responsibilities of the patient care technician in each health care setting
Demonstrate principles and techniques of Standard Precautions, Infection Control, and other related OSHA Standards
Identify various safety and emergency principles as they relate to a health care facility
Communicate effectively with patients, their families and other health care professions
Properly access and document patient information
Demonstrate proper body mechanics when lifting, moving and positioning patients
Demonstrate proper techniques for obtaining vital signs, height and weight
Demonstrate proper techniques when performing various diagnostic procedures such as EKG, spirometry and venipuncture
Demonstrate entry-level office skills in the areas of reception, scheduling and word processing.
For further information, contact Program Coordinator Cheri Goretti.