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PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN

OBJECTIVE

The objective of the program is to prepare students for a variety of job opportunities in the health occupations areas and is designed to meet the need for cross training of employees in health care facilities. The student is trained for entry-level positions in a variety of medical settings including hospitals, medical centers, nursing homes, home health agencies, and other medical facilities.

Employment opportunities include performing duties as nursing assistants, home health aide, patient care assistants, electrocardiograph aides, phlebotomist, allied health assistants, and dialysis patient care technicians. Students are eligible to challenge the state administered CNA Exam.

Our program is designed to train you in all the necessary practices and procedures, as well as proper recognition of laws and regulations, to exercise as a competent healthcare professional. Job assistance is provided to all graduates.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

Patient Care Technician program is taught via a combination of lecture, practical exercises in the laboratory, and real-world situations in an externship environment.

The 900 hour program includes, but it is not limited to, basic anatomy and physiology, related medical terminology, communication skills, ethical and legal aspects, infection control, nursing assistant procedures (including hospital settings), advance geriatric care, home health services, vital signs and safe clinical skills, medical records (charting and obtaining health histories), specimen collection, phlebotomy procedures, EKG procedures, and assistance with feeding and bedside care. Upon graduation a Diploma will be awarded.

The Dialysis Patient Care Technician (D-PCT) program trains in all aspects of a normal patient care technician but is further enhanced by hemodialysis training. The program will prepare you in the following:

ECG Techniques
Blood Draws & Venipuncture
Certified Nursing Assistant
Board Certified CHT

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

A student is eligible for graduation upon fulfillment of the following requirements:

CERTIFICATION

Certification is not a requirement for graduation.

PROGRAM LENGTH

PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN COURSES

This course offers an introduction to the structure of the body including cells and tissues, organs, systems, musculoskeletal, nervous systems, endocrine and digestive systems. Students learn about diseases that are frequently first diagnosed and treated in the health field.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HS-1021

Structure & Function of the Body I

30

30

60

This course offers an introduction to the structure of the body including cells and tissues, organs, systems, musculoskeletal, nervous systems, endocrine and digestive systems. Students learn about diseases that are frequently first diagnosed and treated in the health field.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HS-1022

Structure & Function of the Body II

30

30

60

The Nursing Assistant Procedures I course introduces the student to the health care field including knowledge of the health care delivery system and health occupations; communication skills; ethical and legal aspects of patient care; and safety and security procedures including emergency situation response (CPR).

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

NA-1340

Nursing Assistant Procedures I

50

25

75

This course teaches tasks associated with personal care, tasks associated with maintaining mobility, and tasks associated with elimination. It includes: bathing, grooming, dressing, shaving, shampooing and caring for hair; assisting with oral hygiene and denture care; caring for the skin, feet, and nails; bed making and handling linen; ambulating, transferring, transporting, positioning, and turning; toileting and assisting with the use of the bedpan and urinal; and providing catheter care.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

MA-1043

Nursing Assistant Procedures II

35

40

75

This course introduces Principles of Electrocardiography, and illustrates the electrical conduction system through the heart and the cardiac cycle; describe the electrical views of the heart recorded by the 12-lead electrocardiograph; compare and contrast electrocardiograph artifacts and the probable cause of each; interpret a typical electrocardiograph tracing, describe common electrocardiographic arrhythmias. Also assisting with Diagnostic Imaging: the basic principles of radiography and the types of x-rays, distinguish among the three body planes and use these terms correctly when discussing radiographic positions; precautions for ensuring the safety of equipment operators and staff members during x-ray procedures.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HS-1040

Principles of ECG & Radiography

30

30

60

This course will teach students current phlebotomy practice and documentation, standard procedures for venipuncture practice, will cover infectious diseases and its prevention, how to use special equipment and possible complications. Also, protocols for venipuncture procedures developed by the Health Department will be addressed to the students with emphasis in accident prevention.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HS-1041

Principles of Phlebotomy

30

30

60

This course introduces the student to the structure of the hemodialysis team and the various roles involved. It provides an in-depth look at the renal system and its function as well as the various causes of renal failure and kidney diseases.his course also introduces the students to the use and function of hemodialysis equipment and the various methods of administration. Infection control of equipment is also covered.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HE-2021

Principles of Hemodialysis I

30

30

60

In this course, students will cover the various forms of hemodialysis and its various patient administrations. Patient and machine monitoring and assessment is covered, as well as laboratory data analysis and interpretation.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HE-2022

Principles of Hemodialysis II

30

30

60

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HE-1023

Principles of Hemodialysis III

35

40

75

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

HE-1024

Principles of Hemodialysis IV

25

50

75

During this course the student will spend time in a clinical setting where they will apply the knowledge, skills, and competencies acquired in the classroom.

Course ID

Course

Lecture Hrs

Lab Hours

Total Hours

PC-1830

Externship for Patient Care Technician

0

0

165

ELECTROCARDIOGRAM

ECG TECHNIQUES

Did you know that the main cause of death for renal patients is heart failure? Learning to take and read an ECG is crucial for the PCT to prevent heart complications that are commonplace in a dialysis setting You will learn to set a 12-lead ECG machine on a patient and take accurate readings of the heart’s electronic rhythm and distinguish irregular patterns

PHLEBOTOMY

BLOOD DRAWS & VENIPUNCTURE

Did you know that the main cause of death for renal patients is heart failure? Learning to take and read an ECG is crucial for the PCT to prevent heart complications that are commonplace in a dialysis setting You will learn to set a 12-lead ECG machine on a patient and take accurate readings of the heart’s electronic rhythm and distinguish irregular patterns

PATIENT CARE

CERTIFIED NURSING ASSISTANT

All our PCTs train to become Certified Nursing Assistants to ensure that they’re well versed in patient care, which is crucial for delicate dialysis patients. Identifying the needs of those who don’t have their normal capacities makes all the difference. Once licensed, you will be able to enter the clinical atmosphere and put everything you have learned into practice at one of our clinics.

HEMODIALYSIS

BOARD CERTIFIED CHT

Hemodialysis, the life-saving technology that has helped millions of people keep their lives. This technology, while advanced, is not without its expertise. As you complete your program, you will be prepared to become a board Certified Hemodialysis Technician. This is the next level. Training in cannulation techniques, hemodialysis machine operation and management, water treatment, dialysate mixing, and renal function are just a few of the areas that are taught, engaging in the theory and exercising the practical.

PROGRAM COST

PROGRAM COSTS

We pride in providing quality education at an affordable cost. Our institution holds full national accreditation through ACCSC. Through these efforts we are able to provide students significant financial aid to those who qualify. After researching various schools, nothing offered what GMTTI offered. Other schools were charging up to $15,000 for their dialysis program and didn’t offer half of what this school provided.

Tuition Fee: $10,100

This covers the cost of your time in class. Our 900 hour program is divided into two semesters at 450 hours each.

Books & Supplies: $450

We work in a largely digital format. This fee covers your tablet that will hold all your digital content as well as the cost of that digital content, including digital books, subscriptions, and other software you will use throughout the course

Registration & Photo ID Fee: $150

This your commitment to us. We promise to dedicate all our resources to your success

Exam Fees: $205

This covers the cost of appearing for your final examinations at the end of the course.

Total Cost: $10,905

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FINANCIAL AID

GMTTI is able to provide Federal Student Aid via the US Department of Education Title IV program to those who are eligible. The aid offered may come in a combination of grants and loans upon eligibility.

FINANCIAL AID

MAXIMUM AID AVAILABLE FOR DIALYSIS PCT STUDENTS

The following amounts are the maximum amounts available. These are based on the lowest EFC amounts and may vary by individual. Each person, particularly a high income earner, may qualify for less.
Maximum Pell Grant: $6,495.00
Maximum Subsidized Loan: $3,500.00m
Maximum Unsubsidized Loan: $6,000.00 (Independent Student)/$2,000.00 (Dependent Student)
Total Maximum Aid Available:
Independent Student: $15,995.00
Dependent Student: $11,995.00
Program Costs: $9,700.00.
Money leftover for student expenses:
Independent: $6,295.00
Dependent: $2,295.00

EXTERNSHIP

THE EXTERNSHIP EXPERIENCE

All students must complete 160 hours of clinical practice upon completion of classroom instruction. During the externship students will practice applying techniques learned in the classroom with actual patients under the supervision of their preceptor. Students have the opportunity to gain clinical experience necessary to land a great employment opportunity.

DaVita & ARC

Global Medical & Technical Training Institute has agreements with two major dialysis clinics to provide externship opportunities for students that have high employment possibilities.

DaVita

DaVita

DaVita is one of the largest dialysis providers in the world with clinics across the globe. They provide a unique opportunity for students to learn the “DaVita way”. Students are interviewed and placed in one of the many clinics across South Florida.

ARC

ARC

ARC is one of the fastest growing dialysis clinics in Florida and we are proud to be able to have our students participate in the growth of this company. Their state-of-the-art clinics provide a great environment for both students and patients. Their rapid growth has led for great demand for PCTs, with many students being able to transition to a compensatory position after externship completion.

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