PATIENT CARE TECHNICIAN 11 (PCT 11)
Patient Care Technician 11 is the same course as PCT. PCT course prepares the student to work in hospitals, nursing homes, rehabilitation centers, dialysis centers, emergency rooms, central laboratory units, and obstetrics and pediatric centers.
Patient Care Technicians provide services such as assisting patients with activities of daily living. PCT works directly under the supervision of registered nurses to provide care as assigned. A PCT is responsible for the administration of vital signs, intake and output calculations, assistance with patients in restraints, assistance with urinary drainage catheter care.
Excelsior Healthcare Academy will issue a Patient Care Technician Certificate upon completion of the course. This certificate is sufficient for any candidate to seek and retain a gainful employment just because the course of PCT at Excelsior Healthcare Academy is accredited by the Illinois State’s Board of Higher Education.
The student, in addition, may attend a private but not mandatory national examination through agencies such as MEDCA, NHA, or AMT.
PCT 11 is designed for students who are C.N.As. The C.N.A portion of the P.C.T program is not mandatory. PCT 11 will learn the skill of venous blood drawing (Phlebotomy) and Basic Electrocardiogram. PCT Students who are not C.N.As are taught the skill of C.N.A, Phlebotomy, and EKG.
PCT 11= PHLEBOTOMY+EKG because they have C.N.A ALREADY.
COST PER STUDENT $3500
The job outlook for PCT and PCT 11 is the same.
The Patient Care Technicians candidate is high in demand because it has been concluded that PCT’s are known to be serviceable in multiple ways and function independently as C.N.A and/or Phlebotomy, and/or Electrocardiogram Technician; and can as well cross-trained as Dialysis Technician such as places like Davita. PCT candidates make an average of $35,000 to $40,000 per year.
We assist with job placements.
Enrollment can be done in person at the Excelsior Healthcare Academy facility only. Candidates should bring a valid State Identification card, the C.N.A CERTIFICATE, and a high school equivalent of a higher certificate to the school not later than two weeks before the beginning of every course.
A candidate must sign the background check authorization agreement, submit a physical examination, and pass a placement examination and must be hepatitis B immune.
Enrollment can be done in person at the Excelsior Healthcare Academy facility only. Candidates should bring a valid State Identification card, the C.N.A CERTIFICATE, and a high school equivalent of a higher certificate to the school not later than two weeks before the beginning of every course. Contact the school office for more information about this programRegister