Patient Care Technician

Patient Care Technician

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  • Course Duration: 12 Weeks
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  • Location: 2515 E Bell Rd
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Patient Care Technician

plays a vital role in helping doctors and nurses provide the highest quality care to their patients. If you’re interested in this noble profession, our Patient Care Technician program could help you advance your healthcare career to the next level.

What Is a Patient Care Technician?

A patient care technician (PCT) provides hands-on care to patients with a variety of healthcare needs.

What Does a Patient Care Technician Do?

PCTs, help patients with procedures such as taking vital signs, performing electrocardiography (ECG), blood draws, and other needs. In addition, a PCT will:
  • provide bedside care and advocate patients’ needs
  • interact in daily communication with patients, nurses, doctors, and patients’ families
  • conduct catheterizations, saline locks, and wound care procedures
  • prepare, initiate and discontinue dialysis treatment of the patient in both hemodialysis and central venous catheters

    What Career Opportunities Does a PCT Have?

    PCTs need strong communication skills, empathy and to be attentive to patient needs. PCTs can work in many settings, including hospitals, rehabilitation centers, dialysis facilities, and home healthcare agencies as a:
    • hospital caregiver
    • emergency department technician
    • patient advocate
    • dialysis technician
    • ECG monitor technician
    • home health aide
    Requirements
    You must be a certified nursing assistant (CNA) in order to enroll in the PCT certificate program. AZTTI can offer you as well for an additional cost
  • In s little as 12 weeks, you can earn your diploma and be prepared for the National Certificate Patient Care Technician Exam (NCPCT). Once you’re certified you’ll be ready for an entry-level position as a Patient Care Technician and a successful healthcare career.

What Will I Learn With This Training?

Our hands-on training and specialized courses will teach you how to:

  • draw blood and insert intravenous catheters
  • perform urinary catheterizations and nasogastric tube removal
  • provide wound care, including the removal of sutures and staples
  • operate dialysis equipment and readjust treatment parameters as defined by protocols and patient prescriptions
  • perform emergency room skills such as splint and cast immobilizations, crutch training, throat cultures, urinalysis, and oxygen therapy
  • Phlebotomy
  • EKG

TUITION:

  • $2,500

NOT INCLUDED:

  • REGISTRATION: $50.00
  • DRUG TEST $40.00
  • CPR/FIRST AID (BLS): $75.00 (avalible at AZTTI)
  • TB TEST $ 25.00 (available at AZTTI)
  • LEARNING KIT AND SUPPLIES: $130.00
  • FINGERPRINT CARD $67.00 AND FINDER PRINTING  $25.00
  • CERTIFICATION PREPARATION EXAM REVIEW $200.00 (OPTIONAL)

PREREQUISITES:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must possess High School Diploma or GED
  • A current and valid government-issued photo identification (driver’s license, passport)
  • Proof of citizenship or legal residency status
  • Students must present documentation for current immunizations (MMR, Hepatitis B, and received a negative TB skin test or negative chest x-ray within the past year)

Our Main Teachers

  • Welcome to AZTTI. My name is Latoya Morehead. I currently hold the position of Clinical Coordinator for MA/EKG/Phlebotomy/PCT/Assisted Living & Med Tech Programs. I’m very pleased to have you here …
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