Patient Care Technician Certificate

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Patient Care Technician Certificate

Patient Care Technician Certificate

A Patient Care Technician performs basic skills necessary to provide personal care services and activities under the delegation and supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to patients within an acute care facility. Patient Care Technicians provide basic nursing care, perform electrocardiogram (ECG) and phlebotomy tasks required to promote health and healing for patient, as well as implement nursing care that decreases risks and follows safety procedures. The courses in this certificate focus on technical skills necessary for an entry level position as a patient care technician.

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 Based on data for Phlebotomists

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Learning Outcomes

  • Perform within the legal and ethical boundaries of a patient care technician.
  • Demonstrate Professionalism as a healthcare professional.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of OSHA, CDC and Laboratory requirements.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of human anatomy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge in medical terminology.
  • Demonstrate knowledge Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPPA), standard of care, advanced directives, and patient rights.
  • Apply basic principles and knowledge of electrocardiogram interpretation.
  • Perform emergency procedures such as CPR and basic first aid.
  • Provide proper patient care including vital signs, specimen collection and patient procedures.
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Potential Occupations

  • Hospital Care Giver
  • Unit Care Coordinator
  • Emergency Department Technician
  • Patient Advocate
  • ECG monitor Technician
  • Home Health Aid/Nurse Assistant
  • Phlebotomist
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