Patient Care Technician
This course has a prerequisite
Length: 240 clock hours/ 8 Instructional Weeks
Program Quarter Credits: 16
*Additional Clock Hours from Prerequisite total 1800 Clock Hours
Credential Awarded: Certificate
Mode of Delivery: Blended
Lab Fee: $175.00
Course Material: $130.00
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OBJECTIVE The objective of the Patient Care Technician Program is to provide training and education in the fundamentals of patient care and basic nursing skills, basic venipuncture, and electrocardiogram to meet current and future health needs. To obtain a Certificate of Completion in Patient Care Tech, students must demonstrate basic patient care competency by completing the Medical Assistant, EKG, and Phlebotomy programs.
DESCRIPTION C. Douglas Institute of Learning Patient Care Technician training program will train you to acquire skills and demonstrate competence in a variety of Nursing Assisting procedures and laboratory techniques. Students in the patient care technician program will get a solid education in the fundamentals of patient care including the Study and Practices of Human Needs and Communications, Infection Control and Safety Measures, Body Mechanics, Vital Signs, Special Care, and Body Systems. At C. Douglas Institute, our experienced instructors emphasize the application of Physical Care techniques and Psychosocial skills. Students receive training in both classroom and clinical settings and will participate in an externship program that will provide the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a healthcare setting serving the needs of actual patients.
EXTERNSHIP An externship course is included in this program to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations in a healthcare setting. Students are required to complete the required externship hours and other related learning activities before graduation. Students are not paid for work performed at the externship site.
CREDENTIALING EXAMS Students in their final quarter are eligible to take the National Healthcareer Association’s (NHA) Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CAMA) exam. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Upon satisfactory completion of the training, students are prepared to seek entry-level positions as medical administrative assistants performing the medical front office duties described above.
PLAN OF STUDY
FUNDAMENTALS OF ADMINISTRATION
FUNDAMENTALS OF PATIENT CARE
SELECTED TOPICS IN CLINICAL PROCEDURES
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