May 25, 2024  
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook 
2023-2024 Catalog and Student Handbook [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AHSC 1410 - Patient Care Technician II

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

Sp - Dyersburg/F - JNC
Co-requisites: AHSC 1420  

The second part of the Patient Care Technician course engages different aspects of their responsibilities.  Prevention of skin breakdown, compression devices, and patient safety will be instilled in each PCT for the good of the patients. Knowledge is gained in workplace safety, patient safety, HIPAA, abuse and neglect, and patient’s rights. Develop communication skills in order to assess patient physiological and psychological needs. Being able to be a patient advocate is one of the most important parts of taking care of patients. Emergency situations will arise in the acute care setting and PCT’s need to learn how to react and have proper training in basic life support and first aid.  Phlebotomy technique and processes are explained.  Electrocardiogram procedures and proper procedures are taught to become proficient in skill.  The skills learned by the PCT are not limited to what has been listed, additional information is taught to the student.  The PCT’s will learn the scope of practice for a PCT according to the state of Tennessee.

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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