Patient Care Technician

Students who complete this continuing education course of study will be able to work in a variety of healthcare settings. The program includes successful completion of Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA), Phlebotomy, Cardiac Care Technician and EKG classes. Medical Terminology is a prerequisite for both Phlebotomy and EKG. Cardiac Care Technician is a prerequisite for EKG.

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Take all of the following:

Certified Nurse Assistant (CNA)

ID: CEMED-613

Students receive 107 hours of training in basic nursing care through a combination of classroom lecture, simulated laboratory care, and hands-on clinical experience in a local long-term-care facility. This DHHS-approved course prepares students to sit for the Nurse Aide Competency Evaluation Services Exam (800.475.8290). Day classes will meet Monday-Friday 8 am-1 pm the first week only. On the last day of class, meeting time is 8 am-4 pm.

  • Total Hours: 107.00
  • CEUs: 10.70
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Medical Terminology

ID: CEMPR-524

Students will learn medical terminology by analyzing the prefix, suffix, word roots, and combinations used in medical terms. This course is a prerequisite for other courses and medical certificate programs. This course may be used for exemption of AHS 102.

  • Total Hours: 48.00
  • CEUs: 4.80
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Phlebotomy

ID: CEMED-550

Students will learn to follow universal precautions, tie tourniquets, identify veins, and demonstrate knowledge and use of equipment necessary for drawing blood. Students will be able to identify appropriate tubes and labels for tests, prep the site, perform venipunctures and finger sticks, and administer bedside glucose. No clinicals included.

  • Total Hours: 51.00
  • CEUs: 5.10
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Cardiac Care Technician

ID: CEMED-500

The ability to read and recognize heart rhythms is the main function of the cardiac care technician. Students will receive hands-on experience in interpreting heart rhythms and arrhythmias. White scrubs and white closed-toe shoes must be worn to all classes/clinicals. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology with a grade of C or better.

  • Total Hours: 46.00
  • CEUs: 4.60
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EKG Specialist

ID: CEMED-605

Topics include anatomy and physiology of the heart, mechanics of the EKG machine, stress testing and Holter monitoring. The course consists of 32 hours of classroom training and 24 hours of clinical training. Clinical hours will vary. Prerequisite: Medical Terminology and Cardiac Care with a grade of C or better.

  • Total Hours: 56.00
  • CEUs: 5.60
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Certified Nurse Assistant CNA

ID: CEMED-617

This DHHS approved course prepares students to sit for the Nurse Aide Competency Exam. Students recieve training in basic nursing care through classroom lecture, simulated lab care, and hands on clinical experience in a long term care facility.

  • Total Hours: 112.00
  • CEUs: 11.20
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