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AHL 936 - Patient Care Technician Theory and Skills

9.2 Continuing Education Units (CEU). This course is not for Credit(s).

This course is designed to enable the student to expand on one’s Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) knowledge and skills to become a Patient Care Technician. Topics to be covered include a review of basic skills acquired in the CNA courses, trach care, wound care, foley catheters, NG tubes, ostomy care, and tube feeding. At the conclusion of the course, the student will be eligible to participate in other courses leading to national certification as a Patient Care Technician. Prerequisite: Must be a CNA or CNA/GNA in good standing with the Maryland Board of Nursing (MBON), must also bring a copy of license on the first day of class. CPR for Health providers or current card required.


Course Objectives:

1. identify anatomy and physiology related to proper patient care;

2. identify proper chain of command for communication in the health care setting;

3. illustrate how to assist physicians or nurses in patient care;

4. demonstrate proper trach care, wound care, and ostomy care;

5. demonstrate the insertion and removal of catheters, maintenance of feeding tubes, and NG tubes;

6. demonstrate the ability to draw blood;

7. collect other specimens such as urine, throat cultures, and stool cultures;

8. set up and run EKG’s for patients;

9. set up, maintain, and remove IV lines; and

10. demonstrate advanced CNA skills in the lab setting.


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