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Dialysis Patient Care Technician Training Program

Are you looking for a career path in nursing? You may be just finding out that various ways of becoming a nurse do not need a full nursing degree. Sometimes, time and finances make it challenging to graduate from college. If the same is happening to you, go for a nursing career path such as Medical Assistant, Home Health Aide, or Dialysis Patient Care Technician (D-PCT). We do not currently offer a Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) program but are not ruling it out as a future possibility.

Patient Care Technician (PCT) is a person who works providing care to patients that are in hospitals or long-term care facilities. A Dialysis Patient Care Technician (D-PCT) manages the technical aspects of hemodialysis. Hemodialysis treatment is a form of filtering the body’s blood to treat patients with advanced kidney disease. Registered nurses supervise dialysis Patient Care Techs. Global Medical’s D-PCTs program will train you to operate machines and provide essential patient care. They play a significant role in the world of healthcare, particularly in long-term healthcare facilities. A while Patient Care Technicians can work in nursing homes and rehab centers, D-PCT typically will work in hospital and outpatient centers. In general, PCTs can provide patient support and help care for the aging population. Other duties can sometimes include assisting nursing staff, recording vital signs of patients, and assisting patients with their basic needs. Sometimes, PCTs also perform necessary medical procedures and examinations.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics evaluates that between 2018 to 2028, jobs for medical and nursing assistants are expected to increase by 9 percent, which means there will be an additional 127,800 more job opportunities in the future. At Global Medical & Technical Training institute, we offer unique training programs in the healthcare fields. We prepare our students with advanced healthcare techniques with a strong focus on technology. Dialysis Patient Care Technician is one of our training courses with the highest demand.

Our Patient Care Technician program prepares our students for various job opportunities in the medical field. We outlined and developed our training to fulfill employers’ cross-training needs in their hospitals and other healthcare facilities. Other courses we offer can also train you to be a Home Health Aid, Medical Assistant, or Pharmacy Technician. We help our students become competent healthcare professionals that can easily pass any state-required examination.

The Patient Care Technician training program is instructed through a combination of lectures, practical exercises in the laboratory, and real-world settings outside the classroom. The training consists of a total of 900 hours to

be completed within 36 weeks. To graduate as a Patient Care Technician from Global Medical, you need to have a high school diploma.

Training courses in the Dialysis Patient Care Technician (D-PCT) program include basic anatomy and physiology, communication skills, home health services, safe clinical skills, advance geriatric care, infection control, nursing assistant procedures including hospital settings, vital signs, and medical records (charting and acquiring health

histories), specimen collection (including drawing blood), EKG procedures, phlebotomy procedures, and help with bedside caring practices. Students are awarded their diploma after the successful completion of all the required courses.

In our Patient Care Technician training program, you will learn 11 different courses with specified lecture and lab hours. The courses include Structure and Function of the Body I and IINursing Assistant Procedures I and II, Principles of ECG and Radiography, Principles of PhlebotomyPrinciples of Hemodialysis I, II, III, and IV, and Externship for Patient Care Technician.

In the course Structure and Function of the Body I, you will learn about cells, tissues, organs, systems, nervous system, musculoskeletal, digestive, and endocrine systems. In the course Structure and Function of the Body II, the urinary, immune, reproductive, and respiratory systems are the primary focus.

From the Nursing Assistant Procedures I course, students will learn about healthcare areas such as knowledge of healthcare delivery systems, communication skills, providing emotional support to patients, security and safety procedures, health occupation, and other similar healthcare knowledge. In the Nursing Assistant Procedures II, tasks related to personal care and maintaining mobility are taught. Students will know about dressing, bathing, shampooing, grooving, and caring for the hair, skin, feet, and nails of a patient. You will also learn bedmaking, ambulating, transporting, transferring, positioning, and assisting with bedpans.

What will you learn, and how are courses structured? Principles of Electrocardiography and Radiography introduces you to electrocardiography basics via cardiac cycles and electrocardiographs. Principles of Hemodialysis I, II, III, and IV illustrate the various aspects of hemodialysis in detail. The Externship for Patient Care Technician shows students how to apply their new skills, competencies, and knowledge in a clinical setting.

The Patient Care Technician training program at Global Medical & Technical Training Institute offers 900 hours in courses that can be completed in less than one year, enabling graduates to join the workforce quickly. Global’s Dialysis Patient Care Technician courses are perfect for students short in time looking for an affordable education solution.

PCTs can work in various environments such as hospitals, clinics, medical practices, nursing homes, retirement communities, etc. In addition to a great variety of job opportunities, you’ll also have an ample range of skillsets as a Patient Care Technician. With a PCT diploma, you can assist a doctor in managing medical charts, perform physical examinations, draw blood, measure the blood pressure of a patient, and many other similar tasks. If you are interested in the healthcare or medical field and want to help patients with various health pathologies, this career may be a great fit for you. Look no further than Global Medical & Technical Training institute’s Patient Care Technician training program. Call us today at (786) 756-6123 or email admissions at support@gmtti.edu.

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