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PCT.125 Patient Care Technician223

This course provides the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) competencies to prepare the patient care technician (PCT) to be a versatile health care worker cross-trained with advanced patient care skills to function in a variety of patient care environments safely and competently. This course will assist the student to understand the needs of patients with acute and chronic conditions. HIPAA, OSHA, Violence in Healthcare, Mandated Reporter, and Medical Errors module trainings with certificates of completion provided in this course. This course is composed of 32 theory hours and 32 laboratory hours..
General Education -- Not Applicable

PCT.130 Emergency Rm TECHNICIAN1.522

This course provides the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) competencies to prepare the Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Patient Care Technician (PCT) with specialized training to work as an Emergency Room Technician (ER Tech) in a hospital emergency room or Urgent Care setting. The Emergency Room Technician is a member of the health care team who provides support services to the patients and staff by performing procedures and various clerical duties to ensure a smooth flow of information and functions within the Emergency Department under the supervision of a physician or nurse. This course will focus on the role and responsibilities of the ER Tech, legal and ethical considerations, preparing the patient for examination, documenting patient care, maintaining patient safety, performing and assisting with special procedures, and collecting laboratory specimens. Emphasis in airway management, orthopedic immobilization procedures, confidentiality, transporting patients, proper lifting techniques, infection control, sanitation of equipment/environment, maintaining inventory, and performing daily equipment checks. Students will observe, participate, and perform in the functional role of the Emergency Room Technician in a simulated clinical setting and emergency department. This course is composed of 24 theory hours, 8 lab hours, and 24 clinical practicum hours..
General Education -- Not Applicable

PCT.135 Home Health Aide1.512

This course provides the cognitive (knowledge), psychomotor (skills), and affective (behaviors) competencies to prepare the certified nursing assistant (CNA) or patient care technician (PCT) specialized training to work as a Home Health Aide in the home care environment. Home Health Aides help the elderly, the disabled and people in ill health to maintain their quality of life and independence at home. This course will provide the professional-level knowledge about the Home Health Care Industry and Home Care Services. Emphasis on the role and responsibilities of the home health aide, managing the home environment, maintaining a safe environment, supporting nutrition and fluid intake, providing personal care in the client's home, establishing professional boundaries, and working with special populations such as families, children, elderly, dying clients, chronically-ill clients, and those with mental, physical, or developmental disabilities. Students will observe, participate, and perform in the functional role of the Home Health Aide in a simulated clinical setting and home care setting. This course is composed of 24 hours of theory and 16 hours of simulation lab/clinical practicum..
General Education -- Not Applicable

PCT.180 Patient Care Technician Practicum.57.52

This course provides students the opportunities to observe, participate, and perform in the functional role of the Patient Care Technician in a clinical setting and simulated clinical setting. Students supervised by course instructor or preceptors in a variety of healthcare facilities. The student will participate as a member of the healthcare team. The student will demonstrate safe and effective patient care in a clinical setting. The student will demonstrate professionalism, communication techniques, patient teaching, documentation, confidentiality, infection control practices, and compassionate patient care. The student will complete weekly exam review modules to prepare for the PCT certification examination. This course is composed of 8 exam review/theory hours and 80-120 lab/clinical practicum hours..
General Education -- Not Applicable