The care of patients involves not only treating disease and injury, but also illness prevention, restoring wellness through rehabilitation, caring for the chronically ill, and educating patients and families. Doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals rely on Patient Care Technicians to assist with the critical day-to-day care some patients require. This may include anything from bathing and feeding patients to performing EKGs, blood draws, or assisting physicians with procedures.
- Gain the knowledge and skills to be prepared to take the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT) exam.
- Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy, and physiology.
- Understand the responsibiliires of basic patient care - bathing, feeding, catheter care, etc.
- Undersant EKG readings and monitoring vital signs.
- Perform phlebotomoy procedures, lab tests, blood glucose tests, and exercise/nutrition/diet monitoring.
- Assist with minor procedures and handle lab specimens.
Instructor - Wendy Harper, RN