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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.

GRADUATION REQUIREMENTS

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

Patient Care Technician Program Costs

Registration Fee

$150.00

Books & Supplies

$450.00

Tuition

$450.00

Total Program Costs

$9,100.00

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