This 30 week – 900 hour course prepares individuals for employment in health-care facilities. Students will learn the specifics of patient care through the management of safe clinical skills. Students will be involved in the clinical experiences that will enhance their knowledge in ECG and Phlebotomy. The multi-skilled course of instruction is designed to prepare students on: 1) quick response to changing working environment, 2) their personal view and how they view others, and 3) how to deal with stress response, infections, surgical procedures, nutrition hydration, diagnostic examination, and health communication. Upon completion of this program students will be able to: 1) identify anatomical structures that relate to the cardiac cycle, 2) electrical activity of the heart, 3) patient preparation for lead placement, 4) cable connection for ECG readings and how to identify abnormal rhythms, and 5) identify anatomical structures in relation to the cardiac cycle, electrical activity of the heart, patient preparation for lead placement, cable connecting for ECG readings, and the identification of abnormal rhythms. Students will also learn to demonstrate venipuncture, blood glucose monitoring, interpretation of multiple laboratory tests, OSHA rules/regulations and venipuncture procedures. The students will be instructed on medical office procedures such as scheduling patient appointments, reimbursements, patient records, billing, and other office operations. Upon successfully completing the program, RGV College will issue a certification of completion for Patient Care Technician and allow the graduate to take the National Center for Competency Testing Exam for Patient Care Technician (NCPCT). The graduate will find job opportunities in hospitals, health clinics, doctor’s offices, nursing homes and other health care institutions.
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Our Patient Care Technician program takes about 30 weeks (900 clock hours) to complete. Click here to download a course description