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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While they are not typically accredited, they do fulfill a community need of preparing students to enter the local job market in health care related fields such as nursing assistant, patient care technician, EKG technician and other medical related fields that do not require a degree.
When a patient with a central venous catheter (CVC) presents for hemodialysis care, it becomes a dilemma for the RN in many states that allow (or do not legally restrict) the RN from delegating the task of care for the CVC patient to the patient care technician (PCT).
A nurse or an advanced patient care technician assigned to monitor alarm notifications is beneficial in assisting primary caregivers with knowledge of potential patient decompensation.
The campus offers business, general studies, patient care technician, practical nursing, and welding programs.
Working on a patient care technician (PCT) certification
Weights for 62% (m=18) of participants were recorded in the medical record by the patient care technician, with 38% (n=11) by the nurse caring for the patient.
I feel like I'm at home as I'm understanding everything you are saying,"' says Patient Care Technician Themla Carpio who has translated more than 25,000 documents into Spanish during her time at CTCA.
Shannon Croft, a Health Sciences instructor at the Birdville Center of Technology and Advanced Learning, in Richland, Texas, incorporates NHA's Patient Care Technician (CPcT) certification and preparation solutions in her Health Sciences curriculum.
DNA 20, through collaboration with the Colorado Nurses Foundation, awarded a $1,000 scholarship to Dana Johnson, a senior in the CHOICE Program at Regis University School of Nursing Dana, who lives in Conifer and is a certified Emergency Medical Technician, works as an EMT, Patient Care Technician in Presbyterian/ St Luke's Emergency Department in Denver Her long term career goal is to be a flight nurse so she hopes to get a position in both an emergency department and an intensive care unit after graduation.
She is a unit receptionist, patient care technician and certified obstetrics scrub tech in the maternal child health department.
Michelle Mouang, the patient care technician, noticed Josefa's blood pressure was low.
For example, patients are usually weighed by the patient care technician (PCT), but not every patient needs to be weighed every day.