The objective of the Patient Care Technician is to train students to acquire satisfactory skills and demonstrate competence in a variety of Nursing Assistant/Patient Care Technician procedures and laboratory techniques. The procedures and lab techniques include but are not limited to the Study and Practices of Human Needs and Communications, Infection Control and Safety Measures, Body Mechanics, Vital Signs, Patient Care, Special Care, and Body Systems. The Patient Care Technician Program will place an emphasis on the application of knowledge and Physical Care/Psychosocial skills in a classroom and clinical setting. Included in this program is an externship which provides the student the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in a health care setting. Upon satisfactory completion of training, students will be qualified to assume entry level positions in Hospital Chronic Care settings and Home Health Aide agencies. Students will sit for the Georgia Department of Human Resources State Certification Nursing Assistant Examination and are eligible to sit for the Patient Care Technician National Examination sponsored by the National Certification for Competency Testing. Graduates will receive a Diploma upon completion and be registered with the State as a Certified Nursing Assistant.
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