Dec 02, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Patient Care Technician Certificate

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(20 semester hours minimum)

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.

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