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About the program

PCTs are required to observe, record and report temperature, blood pressure, pulse, respiration rates, a patient’s physical, mental and emotional condition.

A patient care technician must also be able to perform electrocardiograms (EKGs), collect blood samples (phlebotomy) and perform other clinical duties.

Class type
Online
Type
workforce
Industry
Allied Health
Campus
Harlingen

The routine tasks of a PCT include:

  • responding to patient calls and requests for assistance.
  • bathing and dressing patients.
  • assisting with personal hygiene.
  • serving meals.
  • monitoring/recording vital signs.
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