Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Patient Care Tech
PRICE
$5,000.00

INSTRUCTORS:

Bola Macarthy RN, BSN, MA Ed
Lead Instructor, Lecturer

Address

523 S Halsted Street, Chicago Heights, IL 60411   View map

Patient Care Technician (PCT)

As a Patient Care Technician (PCT) student at Excelsior Health Care Academy, you will have daily hands-on experiences with patients by helping them with procedures such as taking vital signs, performing an electrocardiogram (ECG), blood draws, hemodialysis and other needs.

You’ll work in settings such as hospitals, rehabilitation centers, dialysis facilities and home health care agencies.

Because PCTs work with patients on a daily basis, they need to have solid communication skills and be empathetic and attentive to their needs.

While in school, the PCT training program will teach you the job duties and responsibilities of:

  • Drawing blood
  • Performing catheterization
  • Removing sutures and staples
  • Managing wound care
  • Administering ECG
  • Operating dialysis equipment and performing treatment procedures
  • Performing emergency room skills (splits, immobilization, nasogastric tube removal)
  • Inserting intravenous saline locks

PCT – What You Will Learn

Excelsior Health Care Academy’s Patient Care Technician (PCT) certificate program will train you to work hands-on with patients who have a variety of healthcare needs. PCTs are trained to conduct blood draws, catheterization, wound care and the removal of sutures and staples. They can also administer an electrocardiogram (ECGs), take vital signs, operate dialysis equipment and perform emergency room procedures. In order to enroll, you must already be a certified nursing assistant.

Patient Care Technician Job Outlook

Patient care technicians may experience diverse career opportunities due to the variety of skills they acquire,
which also allows them to choose from a multitude of working environments. As the healthcare industry expands because of technological advances in medicine and the growth and aging of the population, there will be an increased need for healthcare workers. All healthcare-related occupations are projected to increase by more than 10 percent nationally through 2022, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

Patient Care Technician Employment

Patient care technicians have a variety of opportunities available to them. They may work in numerous settings, such as hospitals, home health care agencies, rehabilitation centers, dialysis facilities and assisted living facilities

 

Excelsior Health Care Academy’s Patient Care Technician (PCT) certificate program will train you to work hands-on with patients who have a variety of healthcare needs. PCTs are trained to conduct blood draws, catheterizations, wound care and the removal of sutures and staples. They can also administer electrocardiography (ECGs), take vital signs, operate dialysis equipment and perform emergency room procedures. In order to enroll, you must already be a certified nursing assistant.

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Position Excelsior Healthcare Academy as a regional renowned leader in Illinois and education development.

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Engage

Effective communication & teamwork is essential for the delivery of high quality safe patient care.

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Commitment

We value the modelling & teaching of honest integrity, fairness, sincerity and self awareness

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Develop new & sustained existing partnership to support innovation in education & research

ABOUT EHA

Excelsior Healthcare Academy offers various certifications in the medical field. We are known for our compassionate and caring staff, ready and willing to help you achieve your goals. We are fully bonded, insured, approved and have more than 20 years of experience. We are determined to make you successful and achieve your academic potential.

CONTACT US

Speak with an Enrollment Advisor today.
Email: Enrollment Advisor
Tel: -1773-297-2417
Tel/Fax: -1-708-898-7897
Address: 523 S. Halsted, Chicago Heights, IL 60413, USA

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