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Patient Care Technician Curriculum

Patient Care Technician

Today’s Health Care

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 100

The Role of the Patient Care Technician

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 105

Professionalism and Work Ethics

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 110

Communicating with the Health Care Team

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 115

Understanding the Patient as a Person

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 120

Patient Rights, Ethics and Laws

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 125

Body Structure and Function/Growth and Development

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 140

Pain Management, Comfort, Rest, and Sleep

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 150

Asepsis and Infection Control

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 185

Workplace Safety and Body Mechanics

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 190

Patient Safety

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 205

Moving, Positioning, and Preventing Falls

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 210

Basic Emergency Care

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 215

Assisting with the Physical Examination

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 220

Measuring and Recording Vital Signs

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 225

Obtaining and Monitoring an Electrocardiogram

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 230

Assisting with Admissions and Discharge

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 235

Bedmaking and Hygiene

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 240

Assisting With Grooming

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 245

Assisting With Nutrition and Fluids

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 250

Assisting With Urinary Elimination

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 255

Assisting With Bowel Elimination

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 260

Assisting with Oxygen Needs

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 265

Blood Collecting and Processing

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 270

Specimen Collecting and Testing

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 275

Care of the Surgical Patient

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 280

Heat and Cold Applications

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 285

Care of Wounds and Pressure Ulcers

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 290

Rehabilitative and Restorative Care

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 295

Care of Women and Children

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 300

Caring for the Older Adult

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 305

Caring for Patients with Mental Health Needs

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 310

Caring for Patients with Chronic Conditions

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 315

End-of-Life Care

Learning Outcomes:

PCT 320

PN 295 : NAHCE Patient Care Technician Apprenticeship and Capstone

Learning Outcomes:

PH 295

After successful completion of this study course students participate in the Health Education Apprenticeship and Capstone to perform skills required of a practicing Patient Care Technician. Begin your search now for the ideal NAHCE sponsored externship and future job opportunities with NAHCE JOBS.

Optional Prerequisite: HS 105 : Medical Terminology

Learning Outcomes:

HS 105

This study course presents a logical understanding of the language of medicine introducing building and utilizing a medical vocabulary through the use of prefixes, suffixes, word roots, and combining forms/vowels. Emphasis is placed on correct spelling, pronunciation, and knowing the correct definitions of many medical terms:

  • standard prefixes
  • suffixes
  • word roots
  • rules for taking a singular term and making it plural are studied
  • including spelling
  • word analysis
  • word building
  • pronunciation

These principles are applied to the study of the following systems :

  • muscle/joints
  • blood and lymphatic
  • nervous
  • integument
  • skeletal
  • respiratory
  • cardiovascular

Optional Prerequisite: HS 125 : Anatomy & Physiology

Learning Outcomes:

HS 125

This course introduces students to human anatomy and physiology and focuses on the human body as a living, functioning, organism. The emphasis is on how tissues, organs, and body systems work together to carry out complex activities such as eating, learning, and responding to stress. As each of the body’s many parts is described, its interaction with other structures and its role in the organism are discussed.

  • List in sequence the levels of biological organization in the human body
  • Describe the anatomical position of the human body
  • Define and locate the principal regions and cavities of the body
  • Describe the stages of a cells life cycle
  • List and describe the functions of the skin
  • List and describe the functions of the skeletal system
  • Describe the structure of muscle
  • Distinguish between the central nervous system and the peripheral nervous system
  • Describe the structure and function of the main parts of the brain

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