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Patient Care Technician

Nurse and Patient

Course Description

A Patient Care Technician is a trained worker prepared to provide basic nursing assistant care to individuals in their care. Patient care technicians work closely with patients in hospitals and nursing homes to ensure that their basic care and medical needs are met. Some of their functions include: Monitor vital signs and conditions of patients, assist patients with bathing, eating, changing, and toileting, documentation, feeding, Collect bodily fluid samples for analysis, such as blood and urine, Keep patient rooms up to hospital or care facility standards, which may include changing bedding and re-stocking depleted supplies, report condition changes to nurses and doctors.


Alpha Health Institute is an approved test site for the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). This means that you will take your exam to become certified within the environment you are comfortable with.  This helps minimize anxiety in most candidates while promoting positive exam outcome.

Course objectives

How to draw blood from a patient.

How to monitor a patient’s vital signs and identify any signs of an issue.

How to perform an initial medical exam on a patient.

How to communicate with patients and their families.

Basic medical record keeping.

How to care for a patient with a pre-existing condition, such as diabetes or dementia.

How to perform electrocardiograms and other diagnostic tests.



Job opportunities

Upon completion of the program, patent care technicians are eligible to work in hospitals, doctor’s offices and other care facilities. Some other expectations from patient care technicians include personal care skills, time management skills, organizational skills and physical ability skills. At Alpha Health Institute, we provide you with all of the skills you for achieving your career goals.



Career Outlook

In the years to come, as Baby Boomer generations age, they will require caretakers who can be there for them. Patient care technicians and most healthcare positions in nursing industry will continue to be in high demand. Nursing homes and assisted living facilities are some of the top employers of patient care technicians. You can do it and we can help. Patient care technicians are needed across the country to perform the rewarding work of caring for sick and elderly people, and will continue to be needed in the upcoming years. 



Admission Requirements

Must be 18 years of age

Active Certified Nursing Assistant certification

Basic Life Support CPR (BLS)

Complete application form

$75 registration fee (non refundable)

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