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Roles of the PCT in the CVICU


Specializes in ED, PCU, Med-Surg, FM, & Sports Medicine. Has 2 years experience.

Hi all.

I am currently an ED tech but am wanting to pick up some ICU/CVICU shifts to get some critical care experience while in nursing school. I was curious as to what the typical responsibilities of the PCTs are in the ICU?

Where I worked as a PCA, regular trusted techs were allowed to place Foleys, phlebotomy, dc IVs, remove ng tubes, perform bladder scans, take blood sugars, turn, and bathe Pt’s, participate in codes.   If the nurses didn’t know or trust you, you would only fetch things for them and assist the nurse with hands on care that she is providing.