May 28, 2024  
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2022-2023 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AHSC 1400 - Patient Care Technician I

Credits: 3
**Not Part of a Tennessee Transfer Pathway**

Sp - Dyersburg/F - JNC
Co-requisites: AHSC 1410  

This course focuses on the scope of practice of the Patient Care Technician (PCT) profession. Many times, PCTs perform many tasks in an inpatient setting to assist patients with activities of daily living.  Students will study professionalism and bioethics. They learn about body systems, disease process, patient care such as bathing, oral care, bed making, dressing, grooming, skin care and toileting. Students will also learn how to help prevent patient falls, how to obtain patient vital signs, and how to use medical equipment such as automatic blood pressure machines, bed scales, and different types of monitoring devices. Students will learn how to use electronic medical record for charting patient intake and output as well as other pertinent patient information. Students learn infection control and medical asepsis. Also covered will be range of motion, importance of patient rounding, and how to assist with patient ambulation and transfers.

The completion of the AHSC 1400, AHSC 1410, and AHSC 1420 courses will assist students in preparing for the National Healthcareer Association’s Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) certification.  3 hours lecture.


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