PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN
Graduates of the Patient Care Technician program are prepared to sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), EKG Technician (CET), and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) Certification exams administered by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA).
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WHAT DOES IT MEAN TO EARN YOUR CERTIFICATION AS A PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN?
Through the Patient Care Technician Program, you are eligible for the Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), EKG Technician (CET), and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) certifications. Certification candidates must be 18 years of age or older and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
Graduates of this program are strongly encouraged to pursue supervised administration of Phlebotomy and EKG tasks required for certification. These are additional requirements after obtaining employment in the field as a prerequisite to gaining certification as a Certified EKG Technician (CET) or a Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) and are not included in this program.
PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN OUTCOMES
PROGRAM FAST FACTS:
You’ll be readied for career paths that include Home Health Aide, Program Length: Patient Care Technician, and Personal Care Aide
Students can start at any time — no waiting for months to get going • The program is entirely online
Remote instructors are there to provide mentorship and one-on-one guidance
THESE CERTIFICATIONS ENSURE INDIVIDUALS CAN:
- Understand basic human anatomy and physiology, disease processes, and medical terminology
- Understand basic patient care responsibilities, such as bathing, feeding, catheter care, and more
- Ensure patient room cleanliness and perform safety checks
- Identify special care opportunities, concerns, and settings
- Understand EKG readings and monitor vital signs
- Perform phlebotomy procedures, lab tests, blood glucose tests and exercise, nutrition, and diet monitoring
- Communicate effectively and professionally
- Administer medications and assist with minor procedures
- Assist doctors and nurses with physical examinations
OVERVIEW OF THE ISSUING AUTHORITY
The National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the largest allied health certification providers in the nation. Since 1989, it has awarded over one million certifications and is validated and nationally recognized as providing students with the required level of knowledge to succeed in their chosen careers.
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Patient Care Technician
Our online Patient Care Technician program prepares you to work directly with patients in a variety of healthcare settings. Learn a wide variety of fundamental clinical tasks designed to set you apart in the competitive job market.
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