A Patient Care Tech is a CNA with extra teaching. In our hospital, PCTs can start or D/C Foley caths, D/C IV sites, give enemas, get Capillary Blood Glucose via fingerstick, and prep for surgery among other things.
The PCTs on our unit are also cross-trained to be Unit Secretary or Monitor Techs as well.
We love having them. They're EXCELLENT! And many times they'll finish their nursing program and stay right with us for GN training.
Makes it feel like family.
PS I think that the "CAN" thing was a typo. It's probably "CNA."