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

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AHSC 1420 - Patient Care Technician Clinical

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

Sp - Dyersburg/F - JNC
Co-requisites: AHSC 1400  

Patient Care technicians are trained in phlebotomy and electrocardiograph along with other requirement to care for the patients in the acute care setting. During this course there will be hands-on training with mannequins and a skills lab for the student to gain the skill set needed to be able to proficiently perform these tasks.  Each skill needed by a PCT is demonstrated by the instructor and return demonstrated by the PCT. Skills such as bed making, bed baths, oral care, dressing, grooming, toileting, obtain vital signs (i.e., temperature, blood pressure, heart rate, respirations) are critical in patient care these skills will be evaluated.  Equipment use for patient care such as oxygen, suction, monitors, alarms, and beds are presented.  Using assistive devices such as canes, walkers, adaptive utensils, and prosthetics to help with deficits from patient problems. Other skills which will be covered but not limited to the following blood glucose monitoring, basic first aid, collecting specimens, and skin care.  These skills will be signed off on by trained personnel and students will have the opportunity to train in an inpatient setting with clinical hours.  Clinicals will be performed at inpatient setting in a hospital or a nursing home which is to be determined by the instructor.

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 clinical.


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