Notes: Current CPR, textbook, and uniform required.
Successful completion qualifies the student to sit for the NHA certification. Exam fee is extra.
Bring a sack lunch to class.
Equipment: Students will need to purchase their own blood pressure (BP) cuffs, stethoscope, both $20.00; navy blue scrubs, white non-skid shoes, white lab coat, and a watch with a second hand. (Scrubs and coat may be purchased at Walmart, Scubs and Tees, Uniform Advantage, etc.) $50.00
NHA Exam will be administered Saturday, December 10, 2016 from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM.
Course Title: Patient Care Technician
Instructors: Tamela Banner RMA, RPT, AHI; Tameka Colbert, CPT, MPA, CEP; and Tatiana Hill, EMT, CNA
Target Audience: The Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant assists doctors, nurses and other healthcare professionals in providing direct patient care in a variety of healthcare environments.
Prerequisites (courses and/or assessment or tests): This course is intended for individuals who are high school graduates or have obtained a GED. You must submit a completed healthcare application and pass the Healthcare Assessment Exam with a 75 or better. For the externship, a health exam and immunization record will need to be submitted during the program. Be sure to complete the required healthcare application.
Student Course Materials: Assisting with Patient Care - Text and Workbook package, 2nd edition
by Sheila A Sorrentino, PhD, RN, ISBN: 9780323026628
Equipment: You will need to purchase your own blood pressure (BP) cuffs, stethoscope, black scrubs, white non-skid shoes, white lab coat, and a watch with a second hand. (These items are required by the second week of the program. Scrubs and coat may be purchased at Walmart, Scrubs and Tees, Uniform Advantage, etc)
Course Description: Patient Care Technicians are multi-skilled and employed in a variety of settings including hospitals. This program uses a comprehensive approach (lecture, lab and clinical) to train you as a patient care technician. Areas of study include: patient care, basic anatomy and physiology, infection control, legal and ethical responsibilities, vital signs, knowledge on behavioral health and patients with special needs, EKG, and venipuncture. Upon completion you will be prepared for the certification test through the National Healthcareers Association (NHA). Textbook and certification exam fee not included in course fee.
Learning Outcomes: Upon successful completion of this course, you will be able to:
Provide basic patient care including bathing, feeding, toileting and ambulating patients
Acquire and distribute patient care supplies
Change bed linens and process dirty linens properly
Perform safety checks to keep patient rooms clean and clutter - free
Maintain clear paths in hallways clear and return equipment that is no longer in use
Obtain EKG readings
Perform phlebotomy procedures
Teaching Methodology and Assessment: The instruction will be a mix of lecture, skills demonstration, computer simulation and clinical externship. The course requires study of medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, computer usage and diagnostic testing. You must work independently and as a team member to complete various tasks. Classroom attendance and participation are required and important for the completion of this course.
Assignments will require you to draw upon academic skills in reading, writing, speaking and listening, basic math skills and computer technology. Student assessment will be based on group work, individual completion of assignments and test of students' knowledge of important healthcare concepts and demonstration of skills. Students are expected to be in class. In the event of absences, it is the student's responsibility to contact the instructor for any missed in class assignments. There is no make-up for clinical hours missed. Missed competencies during this time will result in a zero.
Quizzes- Quizzes will be multiple choice and they may or may not be announced. These are designed to test your comprehension of the material being covered.
Unit/Chapter Test- There will be 4 Unit/Chapter test, they will be multiple choice, matching and labeling.
Final Exam- There is NO MAKE UP for the final exam. This exam will be multiple choice, and labeling.
Class participation- Class participation is vital part of the learning experience. It expectation is that all students will be actively engaged with the class and that each student will contribute to class discussions.
Scenario Exercises- Hands-On activities including clinical exercises, CPR, customer service, medical history review, patient education exercises and all other skills as it pertains to a healthcare practice will be role played and require professionalism and practice.
Criteria for Successful Completion: To receive a Clayton State University Center for Continuing Education Certificate and CEUs, you must attend 80% of all class sessions, actively participate and complete an evaluation for the program. In addition, you must successfully complete the midterm and final exams (40% of grade); quizzes and assignments (60% of grade) and passing grade of 80% on the skills checklist.
Employability Skills- Employability skills equated to professionalism. These are the necessary skills you will need to be successful in the workplace. The overall grade is based on the following factors: your ability to communicate effectively, use of your time, your cooperation in class, your ability to follow instructions, your ability to work independently, your ability to follow safety rules, and lastly your appearance in class.
Clinical Competencies- scenario exercises, demonstration of proper handling of medical records, patient triage and history taking, exam preparation, procedural testing and clinical exercises.
Amount of contact time (in hours) needed to effectively teach this course: 84 classroom hours
Number of CEUs to be offered: 8.4
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