Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Patient Care Technician (PCT)
$1877
Code: PCT240-MH
Campus: Manhattan
Cost: $1877
Hours: 240
Credits: None
Classes: 2 (view classes)
A Patient Care Technician (PCT) is generally found in the following settings: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Medical Clinics and Private practices. Patient Care Technician will spend the majority of time performing clinical duties related to patient care. The PCT may take a patients vitals sign, administer medications, perform phlebotomy and EKGs duties. PCT may also assist patients with certain aspects of their physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises.

Classes

Open

Apr 25 – Jun 13, 2018

Mon, Tue:09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Wed - Fri:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Section A

Class ID: 000356
Location: ASA College
Open

Jun 13 – Aug 8, 2018

Mon, Tue:09:00 AM - 03:30 PM
Wed - Fri:09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Section A

Class ID: 000384
Location: ASA College

Program Description

Patient Care Technicians perform clinical duties related to patient care: take vital signs, administer medications, and perform phlebotomy and EKGs duties.

PCTs may also assist patients with certain aspects of their physical therapy or rehabilitation exercises.

Patient Care Technicians work in the following settings: Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Outpatient Medical Clinics and Private practices.

The program is designed to prepare students to acquire necessary knowledge and skills and to be prepared for the PCT License Exam.

Program Covers

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Disease Processes
  • Blood Borne Diseases HIV/AIDS, HBV
  • Infection Control
  • Vital Signs
Patient Care Skills:
  • Moving and Assisting Patients and Clients
  • From Dressing to Feeding Patients
  • Patient Cleanliness
  • Providing Personal and Catheter Care
  • Nutrition and Wellness
  • Emergency Care
EKG Modalities:
  • EKG Equipment and Supplies
  • EKG Interpretation
  • Specialized Procedures related to EKG Safety Considerations
Phlebotomy Procedures
  • Blood collection
  • Drawing blood
  • Equipment Assembly (needles, gauze, tourniquet, cotton, alcohol)
  • Application of tourniquet, location of vein
  • Labeling and storage of blood container
 

Program Includes

Theoretical Part: lectures, assignments and demonstrations in a school lab; Practical Skills: externship in a nursing facility;

Pre-requisites

High School Diploma /GED or the ability to pass the entrance exam.

Registration

Photo ID, Social Security Card, Immunization Record.

Flexible payment plans available.

Job Placement Assistance
Our hope is that you will be motivated to advance further in your career and will enroll into our HealthCare degree programs. High graduation rate at ASA is indicative of the success of our comprehensive approach to education!