patient care technician


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patient care technician

a health technician working under the supervision of a registered nurse, physician, or other health professional to provide basic patient care. Duties may include taking vital signs, obtaining blood and urine samples, performing basic diagnostic tests, and assisting the patient as needed.

pa·tient care tech·ni·cian

(PCT) (pā'shĕnt kār tek-nish'ŭn)
A health care worker who uses both nursing and medical assisting skills to provide patient care in a hospital setting.
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In her capacity as a patient care technician, she assists nurses with their duties; she is also the primary scrub tech for births by caesarian section and attends deliveries to assist doctors and nurses.
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It is time for RUMC to stop stalling and do the right thing," said Latanya Gardner a RUMC patient care technician.
Within the coming months, the company will also introduce new and improved certification exams and supporting prep materials for Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS[TM]).
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The Danbury campus offers career-focused training in four areas: certified nurse's aide, patient care technician, phlebotomy technician, and medical administrative assistant.
Past and future graduates of FCC's Medical Assistant Technician, Medical Coding & Billing and Patient Care Technician diploma programs can transfer into this Associate Degree program for full credit.
Based on information delivered by Forerun ED, for example, we might decide to assign an additional nurse to do triage or send a patient care technician to do an EKG in a private area of the waiting room rather than waiting until the patient is in the appropriate ED pod," she said.
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