What is the difference between a patient care technician and an LPN/LVN? Ive been reading how they are removing LPNs from hospitals....are PCT working in hospitals, LTC or where? I checked the web for a definition of pct and their duties include what may be LPN duties. Why are they needed? yes, im getting a little concerned.
Jan 4, '06
The hospital I work at, there is a slight difference in the Medical Assistants and the PCT's. The PCT's are trained to draw blood and set up EKG's ( the MA's aren't) but they have to go through a little more training than the MA's and CNA's, however the pay is just a slight increase.....I have been hearing rumors of the hospitals phasing all LPn's out though.... YIKES
Last edit by elliottrn2b on Jan 4, '06