Now that I have taken, and passed
my NA State Board exam
, I'm ready to move on to the next phase
- which is taking a PCT course - Patient Care Technician.
to how we started the thread "CNA Graduates of May/June"
etc, I figure why not start a thread on our experiences taking the Patient Care Technician course.
Today was my first
day of class, and I decided to stick with the same school I went to for my CNA class. Things went well, however, I'm a little concerned that the book I received isn't going to help much [It's very small
]. Hopefully the lectures make up for what the book doesnt. If anyone has taken a PCT course already, or is taking it now, what book did your instructor use
? Any recommendations as far as reading and/or resources?
The idea is to network, rant, and keep in touch here on this forum, for those of us who are considering, taking, and/or have already taken a PCT, Phlebotomy, or EKG course.
Hopefully this thread brings some great discussion, just like the former thread
. I feel like we are going on this journey together on Allnurses.com; part of the reason I love this site! It's our little "support group".
Please, feel free to introduce yourselves !
I found these sites, which are interesting:
American Society of Phlebotomy Technicians
Center for Phlebotomy Education
is the 1st module of my course : 6Weeks
Module : 6Weeks
When I move onto EKG, i'm sure i'll have references for that course as well
Jul 21, '09
I entered my hospital as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant and then after 6 mos, I applyed for the Patient Care Tech training. If your goal is to really work in a hospital and they don't require you to have a CNA cert before you take the PCT training, try getting hired for housekeeping, or food service. The goal is to get in there and you'll officially be an employee. Do the job for 6 mos and walah!
Just a thought. I wish you well.
Last edit by PhoenixTech on Jul 21, '09
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