People often think CNA and PCT are the same and my answer to them is NO. Below you will find the difference’s. The demand for Pct is high and students can get employed with just the certificate of completion.
This program is designed to educate and train individuals to function as nursing support personnel who are above the level of a nursing assistant . The major focus is the role of the PCT in the hospital setting. The student will be trained to support the nursing staff by performing duties that may be safely and legally delegated. Included in the courses are the role and scope of practice of the PCT, cross-training in basic health care skills, ethical and legal concepts, and alterations in various body systems. Also covered are principles of infection control, safety, activities of daily living, vital signs, professionalism, meeting nutrition and elimination needs, providing skin care, communication skills (written and verbal), and consideration of growth and development and grief and loss concepts. Lecture and skills laboratory practice and evaluation are used to prepare the student to meet the objectives. Skills such as Foley catheter insertion, collection of specimens, enemas, colostomy care, sterile dressing changes, pulse oximetry, obtaining an EKG, basic phlebotomy skills, and blood glucose monitoring are included. Clinical experiences are provided to give the student the opportunity to administer basic nursing care and practice selected skills for patients in all age groups.
Find employment in the following sectors:
- Hospitals Orthopedics Home Health
- Postpartum Neurology Hospice
- Labor & Delivery Physical Therapy Dialysis Centers
- Nursery Telemetry Long term Care Facility
- Medical / Surgical unit Lab
- Intensive Care Geriatrics
- Emergency Room Pediatrics
- Day Surgery Home Health