Are you interested in the field of nursing and patient care? Do you like helping patients? If so, you may want to become a Patient Care Technician. Becoming a Patient Care Technician is similar to becoming a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA), but the program teaches additional techniques and skills that can qualify you for a more rewarding role in the healthcare field. If you want more satisfying responsibilities on the job, consider our Patient Care Technician program.
The Patient Care Technician I program starts out by covering the necessary technical skills to become a Certified Nurses Aide (CNA). The program then goes on to introduce skills such as electrocardiogram (EKG), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic First Aid, and blood draws. These skills can help qualify you for more rewarding positions in the healthcare industry.
The Patient Care Technician II program develops students’ learning even further. Students will learn advanced EKG skills, advanced blood drawing skills, blood collection procedures, and legal and ethical issues. Successful completion of this program prepares students to take the Patient Care Technician certification exam offered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). Getting certified by the NHA lets employers know that you are competent in your skills and serious about your career.
If you are ready for more responsibilities and a greater level of satisfaction, then Branford Hall’s Patient Care Technician programs may be right for you.
A Day in the Life
As a patient care technician, you will provide patients with basic care and support them in their daily tasks. On a typical day, you might:
Measure patients’ vital signs, such as temperature and blood pressure
Help patients with basic needs such as getting dressed, bathing, or transferring between bed and wheelchair
Listen to patients health concerns and share the information with nurses
Serve meals and snacks
Assist with respiratory procedures
Administer electrocardiograms (EKG’s)
Perform blood draws
Patient Care Technician as a Career
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Patient Care Technician Curriculum
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