Requirements for Patient Care Technician Continuing Education Activity & Certification Workshop
You must meet one of the following requirements listed below to participate in this certification & continuing education workshop:
- Licensed Nursing Assistants/CNA’s
- Patient Care Technicians/PCA’s/PCT/NT
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Assistants or Patient Care Technicians that have been working in the field for 1 year
- Medical Assistants or Patient Care Technicians that have graduated for a medical assistant program or Patient Care Technician Program,
- Medical Assistants or Patient Care Technicians that were trained on the job training
- Veteran`s (military medical experience)
- Medical Graduates
- International Medical Graduates (IMG) (do not need to be licensed in US) that have successfully completed a medical program who desire to be retrained.
- Certificate of completion, Transcript
- Actual fieldwork, on the job training One-year of verifiable work experience (down load the work verification form on the forms page to be completed by your employer) Or a letter from your employer on company letter head signed by your supervisor.
This Patient Care Technician continuing education certification workshop for healthcare professionals can be completed in 1 or 2 days participants will receive 10 or 16 hours of ceu credit. Preparatory reading will be provided at no cost from an outside vendor and must be completed before you arrive to the live interactive class. National Exam Will be taken on site the last 2 hours of the class
This Certification Workshop Consists of about 24- 32 Hours in total (16 hours of preparatory home study and 10-16 hours classroom/clinical)
This certification & continuing education workshop is great for :
- Lapsed certification
- Continuing education hours
- For individuals with 1-year experience working in the medical field that would like to become nationally certified.
- Healthcare facilities and nursing groups to upgrade and keep current in nursing practice.
- Unemployed/underemployed healthcare professionals with prior healthcare background by way of schooling or experience.
- For any licensed or certified healthcare professionals who are motivated to learn and enrich their lives.
- Students that have trouble passing their certification exam due to test anxiety.
- Medical Assistants & Patient Care Technicians that want to get certified in Phlebotomy & EKG in as little as 1 day!
- Students graduating from an allied health training program that need certification
- Healthcare Professionals that were trained on the job, but were never certified.
- Healthcare Professionals that have not practiced in a while, and need a review or refresher
- International Medical Graduates (IMG), Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG), and US Medical Graduates Must be a medical school graduate that successfully completed the program (do not need to be licensed in US)
- Veteran`s ( military medical experience)
Goals & Purpose of the Patient Care Technician Certification Workshop:
The role of the Patient Care Technician is to provide basic patient care under the supervisions of a medical professional. Some basic tasks may include collecting blood samples, basic diagnostic Assessments, and assisting a physician with general medical needs.
Our hands-on Patient Care Technician certification workshop is designed to help those with prior experience in the field to enhance their skills from previous training and gears up students to be eligible to take the National examination. This certification program is ideal for licensed Nursing Assistants/CNA’s, Medical Assistants and/or Nurses who desire to be retrained or looking to improve their career. This program is only for licensed Nursing Assistants/CNA’s, Medical Assistants and/or Nurses who desire to be retrained. You must hold a current healthcare license or certification in order to register for our PCT program. There will be no exceptions.
This certification workshop will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include lab (hands on training) and 3 successful venipuncture’s and EKG’s are required. The National examination must be taken and each adult learner must receive a passing score of 70% before receiving certificate from NCCMEA, NHCWA or NPCTA Certification Board.
LEARNING OBJECTIVES: Upon successful completion of this certification workshop, the student will be able to:
- Identify the roles and responsibilities of the healthcare team.
- Describe basic circulatory anatomy used in phlebotomy.
- Perform phlebotomy using appropriate site selection, order of draw and standard precautions.
- Identify normal sinus rhythm.
- Perform and provide a basic interpretation of an electrocardiogram at the bedside using standard guidelines.
The following areas will be covered in the Patient Care Technician certification workshop:
Preparatory reading provided must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification workshop.
- Scientific Principles utilized in direct patient care
- Specimen collection, transport and handling
- Venipuncture procedures
- Phlebotomy Equipment, test tubes & order of draw Capillary sticks
- Patient Care Technician Skills
- Blood Draws
- Limitations and responsibilities in patient care
- Analytical errors/complications/terminology
- EKG Technician Skills
- EKG equipment
- Cardiac cycle
- Normal and abnormal EKGs
- Performing EKGs
- Lead placement
- Holter Monitoring
- Apply practices involved in general disciplines nurse assisting, phlebotomy and EKG
- Roles and Responsibilities of a Patient Care Technician
- Roles and Responsibilities of a patient care technician
- General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
- Vital signs
- Personal Insight and Incorporation of Behavior and Identification of Individual Needs Communication Skills
The online preparatory reading session
Upon registration, you will receive a link from an outside vendor to download the free preparatory reading handout, which includes practice test in PDF format. You may either print this handout and bring the hardcopy with you, or open the PDF using a reader on your mobile device or tablet – we recommend Adobe reader; it works great for editing and note taking! Preparatory reading must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification program.
Regulations for the certification program for both NHCWA CEUs and NPCTA call for self-evaluations to be completed by participants to demonstrate that they had viewed the entirety of each preparatory reading. Healthcare Training has chosen to require participants to complete “quizzes” to comply with these rules. If a participant receives less than a 70 percent on a quiz, he or she will be asked to retake the quiz. Each quiz may be viewed three times, making it possible for the participant to review either the entire or sections of the quiz in order to better prepare for the national exam.
The Hands on clinical/classroom session
Our program are tailored to adult learning styles and promotes retention of key concepts through Classroom instruction, which will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the certification board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include mandatory lab (hands on) training, classroom lecture, group discussions and activities. In addition we will also cover anatomy, physiology of blood, equipment, lab processing, special specimen procurement, OSHA, CLIA regulations, centrifuging, microscope use, capillary punctures etc. You will practice EKG’s and drawing blood on a training aid and then practice drawing blood and EKG ‘s on each other. All attendees will be required to perform live venipuncture’s on each other under the direction of the instructor and/or licensed phlebotomist preceptor.
Live “sticks” will be done in the class. These sticks include venipunctures and capillary sticks. These sticks will not be done during an externship, but will be done on fellow students and yourself, in a very supervised setting. If you are not comfortable having someone draw your blood, please do not enroll for this class.
8:00 – 10:00
Scientific Principles utilized in direct patient care
Specimen collection, transport and handling
Phlebotomy Equipment, test tubes & order of draw Capillary sticks
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm Patient Care Technician Skills
Limitations and responsibilities in patient care
1:00 pm – 3:45 pm EKG Technician Skills
Normal and abnormal EKGs
Apply practices involved in general disciplines nurse assisting, phlebotomy and EKG
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm Roles and Responsibilities of a Patient Care Technician
Roles and Responsibilities of a patient care technician
General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
Personal Insight and Incorporation of Behavior and Identification of Individual Needs
Optional for students that would like to practice more on their clinical skills. This is not a mandatory requirement.
Morning Session (9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.)
The cost for the certification training:
Tuition – Fee: The tuition fee includes clinical lab classroom training, theory review for exam, handouts, study materials, disposable lab coat, and clinical training supplies.
Patient Care Technician $699 includes PCT/ CPT & EKG certification exam
Please read and review the requirements before you register for this workshop
*Healthcare Workers Bridge Program
No written exam is required!!
Your work experience may qualify you for our healthcare workers certification bridge program, which allows you to obtain certification from your work experience alone. Candidates who meet the requirements listed on the Healthcare Workers Bridge page will receive a waiver on the written exam. Please view the Healthcare Workers Bridge Program Page for details.
Patient Care Technician $699
Non-refundable registration fee: $150
Certification Exam Fee: included
Supplies & study material included
Total Cost: $699
Class Length: 2 days