Patient Care Technician Online with Externship

Location: ONLINE PROGRAM

Registration Fee: $3,595.00

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Doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals rely on Patient Care Technicians/Assistants to assist with the critical day-to-day care some patients require. As a Patient Care Technician, you’ll provide hands-on assistance to serve patients’ basic needs, as well as work alongside other healthcare professionals.

More and more patients require special care, sometimes around-the-clock. Their needs vary from patient to patient, making it vital that the Patient Care Technician/Assistant has a diverse range of knowledge and skills to provide their basic care.

As the elderly population increases, healthcare facilities, hospitals and nursing homes have a great demand for qualified Patient Care Technicians/Assistants. Since this profession is needed in many practices, you may have a variety of opportunities available to you.

Contact Hours:  180 hours (120 hours of online lectures/exercises and 60 hours of clinical workshops and externships)

National Association and Certification Exams 

Patient Care Technician's receive hands-on, real-world training from preceptors and instructors that are experienced in the patient care occupation.  Students will be prepared for the National Healthcareer Association, Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) exam

As a Patient Care Technician/Assistant, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

·         Provide basic patient care — bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc

·         Acquire, distribute and administer patient care supplies

·         Perform safety checks and ensure cleanliness in patient rooms

·         Accommodate the special needs of patients accordingly

·         Obtain EKG readings and monitor vital signs

·         Perform phlebotomy procedures

·         Provide emotional support to patients and families, particularly coping with grief and death

 

Fee: $3,595.00
Hours:180.00

ONLINE PROGRAM

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