The thing I like to do is become a Patient Care Assistant of Patient Care Technician which means the same thing. I would like to study that because it’s dealing with helping people that cannot help themselves and you have some people that can help themselves. There is nothing wrong with people needing a little help from somebody that shows they care about them a lot. You have a lot of people that cares about peoples in the society today. The first thing you have to do is figure out the Patient Care Technicians and what they do?
Patient Care Technicians work along side the doctors, nurses and other health care professionals to provide their direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments. It plays a vital role in the health care delivery setting of ten having more patient contact than any other team member that includes the doctors or the nurses. The job descriptions id assisting patients with many tasks that they can do for themselves while they are in the hospitals, the rebilitation clinics, assisting living facilities, nursing homes and or long-term care facilities.
Patient Care Tech can also be called also be called a hospitals attendants, nursing assistants, certified nursing assistant, CAN clinical support associate, health care assistant and nurse’s aides among other depending on the nature of the facility. Things that we should know about the program are that the Patient Care Tech program prepares a graduate to work as a unity-level. Patient Care Tech in a clinic, hospital, wound care centers, a long-term care facility.
That gives them the opportunity to take vital signs, perform CPR and First Aid, help assist in medical examinations performing electrocardiograms, basic laboratory procedures, and phlebotomy. It is taught with a combination of lecture, practical exercises in the medical laboratory and with real-world experience during the externship portion of training conducted off-campus at the medical facilities. It will gain a CAN designation but you have to pass the CAN exam. What the PCT job duties and their job description? The PCT’s work under the supervision of nursing or edical staff to provide basis patient care, including assisting with patient care, planning an assessments including recording vital signs, height, weight, input, output, collect and test specimens, report and record patient’s condition and patient treatments if necessary, and refill water and their ice. They also have to assist patients with their mobility, turn and position, do range of motion exercises, transferring patients to and from wheelchair, assist with ambulation. They have to be specialized and trained that is required.
We have to utilize the PCT training skills, and the knowledge as the stepping stone that will further their medical career in becoming a LVN which is a Licensed Vocational Nurse or Registered nurse. Clinical job duties are discontinuation of I. V’s, clean and irrigate lacerations, set up Rapid Infusion, Heptafiler Setup, They also answer phones, locate their equipment and Transport the Non-Critical Patients and assist with Critical Patients Catheters Dressing, Change and feed patients assist with comfort Measures/Safety measures, Attend the Psyche patients and Escort patients to treatment areas.
Clean Rooms, Collect specimens, Chest Tube Setups Relieve MR’s, Clinitech Documentation and collect change Sharp boxes and O2, Decontamination procedures EKG’s assist with O2 delivery, clean instruments and Post-Mortem care, Copy charts for admissions splint assistance, suction, crutch walking instructions and adjustment, take vital signs and assist with pelvic exams perform phlebotomy. The salary of expectations is around $25,000 in the year of 2009. In Alaska its $32,000 in the year of 2009 also Hawaii and Connecticut is in the range of $30,000 to $31,000 California and New York for the year of 2009 are $32,000 to $37,000.
North Dakota, Maine, Rhode Island, Mississippi and Arkansas $19,000 to $29,000 in the year of 2009. The education is that many vocational schools and community colleges offer patient care assistant training through nurse technician patient care technician or personal care assistant/technician programs. Some programs may require that an individual be a Certified Nursing Assistant or Certified Home Health Aide prior to admission with others may only require a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
www.google.com, www.patientcareassistanr.com Robert S. Feldman ( Power Learning And Your Life)