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Patient Care Technician (Voucher Included)

Patient Care Technician (Voucher Included)

Patient care technicians play an important role in patients' lives. With healthcare demand at an all-time high, you can be the professional providing this vital care. This online patient care course will help you gain the skills needed to work with patients in various healthcare facilities. You will also prepare to become a Certified Patient Care Technician Level I, a valuable professional credential that validates your specialized skill set.

You will also receive a prepaid voucher for the Certified Patient Care Technician Level I Exam. The voucher is prepaid access to sit for the certifying exam upon eligibility.

12 Months / 300 Course Hrs
Open enrollment

Offered in Partnership with your Preferred School

University of Arkansas Community College

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Learning Method

Instructor-led

Self-Paced. Study on your own schedule

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Patient Care Technician (Voucher Included)

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Details + Objectives

Course Code: GES197

What You Will Learn
  • Introduction to patient care, legal issues in healthcare, standard precautions and infection control
  • Medical terminology, physical examination, patient positioning, bed mobility, range of motion
  • Therapeutic exercises, gait, assistive devices, orthosis and prosthesis, transfer techniques
  • Wound care and pressure sores, wheelchair management, patient care competency, special topics
How the course is taught
  • Self-paced, online course
  • 12 months to complete
  • Open enrollment, begin anytime
  • 300 course hours
How you will benefit
  • You will be prepared to work as a patient care technician
  • You will be eligible to take the Certified Patient Care Technician Level I certification exam
  • You will be prepared to work with physicians/doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals

Outline

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I. Introduction to Patient Care
II. Infection Control & Standard Precaution
III. Legal Issues in Healthcare
IV. Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology
V. Medical Terminology
VI. Physical Assessment & Examination
VII. Patient Positioning and Bed Mobility Techniques
VIII. Range of Motion
IX. Therapeutic Exercises
X. Gait
XI. Assistive Devices
XII. Orthosis and Prosthesis
XIII. Transfer Techniques
XIV. Wound care and pressure sores
XV. Wheelchair Management
XVI. Patient Care Competency
XVII. Special Topics

Instructors & Support

Jacqueline Garcia

Jacqueline Garcia is a Certified Postsecondary Professional Instructor (CPPI), specializing in patient care education. Beyond actively training future patient care technicians, she develops academic content and curriculum for a number of programs.

Requirements

Requirements

Prerequisites:

There are no prerequisites to take this course.

Requirements:

Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC or Mac.
  • Access to webcam for final exam proctoring.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows XP or later.
  • Mac: Works Only on Puffin Browser.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Adobe Flash Player. Click here to download the Flash Player.
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader. Click here to download the Acrobat Reader.
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.

Other:

  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
Instructional Materials

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

FAQs

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Can I register for a course if I am an international student?

Yes, ed2go courses are completely online. However, keep in mind that not all certifying bodies or industry-specific certifications are recognized internationally. Please review your country’s regulations prior to enrolling in courses that prepare for certification.

Does this course prepare for a certification?

Yes, you will be prepared to sit for the Certified Patient Care Technician Level I certification exam.

When can I start the course?

This course is open enrollment, so you can register and start the course as soon as you are ready. Access to your course can take 24-48 business hours.

How long does it take to complete this course?

This course is self-paced and open enrollment, so you can start when you want and finish at your own pace. When you register, you'll receive twelve (12) months to complete the course.

What if I don't have enough time to complete my course within the time frame provided?

The time allotted for course completion has been calculated based on the number of course hours. However, if you are unable to complete the course, contact your Student Advisor to help you work out a suitable completion date. Please note that an extension fee may be charged.

What kind of support will I receive?

You may be assigned with an instructor or team of industry experts for one-on-one course interaction. Your support will be available (via e-mail) to answer any questions you may have and to provide feedback on your performance. All of our instructors are successful working professionals in the fields in which they teach. You will be assigned to an Advisor for academic support.

What happens when I complete the course?

Upon successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a Certificate of Completion.

Am I guaranteed a job?

This course will provide you with the skills you need to obtain an entry-level position in most cases. Potential students should always do research on the job market in their area before registering.

Can I get financial assistance?

This course is non-credit, so it does not qualify for federal aid, FAFSA and Pell Grant. In some states, vocational rehab or workforce development boards will pay for qualified students to take our courses. Additionally, some students may qualify for financial assistance when they enroll, if they meet certain requirements. Financing is available from select schools. Learn more: https://www.ed2go.com/career/financial-assistance

How can I get more information about this course?

If you have questions that are not answered on our website, representatives are available via LIVE chat. You can also call us at 1-877-221-5151 during regular business hours to have your questions promptly answered. If you are visiting us during non-business hours, please send us a question using the "Contact Us" form.

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