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Certified Patient Care Technician ( CPCT)              Training Fee: $1,599*

5 DAYS. (Plus 3 weeks online access for optional advance self-study)

What is a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT)?

A CPCT is an individual that works alongside nurses, doctors, as well as other healthcare professionals to help provide quality patient care. CPCTs oftentimes will have more contact with patients than anyone else. In hospitals, nursing homes, and assisted living facilities they tend to care for people who are sick, injured, convalescent, or disabled under the direction of Licensed practical nurse or a registered nurses. They work assisting patients with tasks that they are unable of doing for themselves; taking a bath, brushing teeth, getting out of bed, eating, etc.

In a clinic or doctor’s office a CPCT will normally perform the same duties as a Medical Assistant administrative and clinical tasks that keep the offices of licensed health practitioners running smoothly. More specifically they: greet patients, take vital signs, administer medication, prepare/instruct the patient for their examination, maintain medical records, etc.

In short, a CPCT is a CNA who also has some Medical Assistant training and often replaces the LPN in the hospital setting. Therefore, they have a considerably broad skill-set and are capable of performing a multitude of tasks.

Hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, clinics, etc.

Where does a CPCT work?

How much does a CPCT earn?


Patient Care Technicians salary is usually slightly higher than that of a

Nurse Assistant in a general hospital setting and lower that that of a Medical Assistant.

Nurse Assistant salary according to BLS

Occupational Outlook

What do I get upon program completion and successful completion of the certification exam?

Upon program completion you will receive a program Certificate of Completion. You will also be eligible to receive three separate certifications: MA, Phlebotomy, & EKG. Once you have successfully completed the certification examinations you will receive certificates and wallet cards indicating your new professional status as a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT), Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT), and Certified Electrocardiograph Technician (CET). Your certification will be from a NATIONALLY ACCREDITED certification agency, which means it is accepted in the 50 states and all U.S. territories.

The Following Will Be Covered in all CPCT Training Courses:

Nurse Assisting

As with other nursng programs, CNA is a Pre-requisite for work as a PCT

Introduction to Medical Assisting

The Profession of Medical Assisting; Types of Medical Practice; Legal and Ethical Issues in Medical Practice, Including HIPAA; Communication with Patients

Administrative Medical Assisting

Using and Maintaining Office Equipment; Using Computers in the Office; Managing Correspondence and Mail; Managing Office Supplies; Maintaining Patient Records; Interacting With Patients; Financial Responsibilities

Clinical Medical Assisting

Principles of Asepsis; Infection-Control Techniques; HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Blood-Borne Pathogens; Preparing the Examination and Treatment Areas; Assisting With Patients; Physician's Office Laboratory Procedures

Anatomy and Physiology

Organization of the Body; The Integumentary System; The Skeletal System; The Muscular System; The Nervous System; The Circulatory System; The Immune System; The Respiratory System; The Digestive System; The Endocrine System; Special Senses; The Urinary System; The Reproductive System

Speciality Practice and Medical Emergencies

Assisting With Examinations in the Basic Specialities; Medical Emergencies and First Aid; Assisting WIth Minor Surgery; Assisting With Cold and Heat Therapy and Ambulation

Nutrition, Pharmacology, and Diagnostic Equipment

Nutrition and Special Diets; Principles of Pharmacology; Drug Administration; Electrocardiography and Pulmonary Function Testing; X-Rays and Diagnostic Radiology

****Externship/Clinical Opportunities Available****


(Reserved for RN, EMTS, PT, CNA, CCMA, CET, LPN, MLT, DR, LVN, DA, Medical Students, Science Majors as well as other CURRENT Healthcare Professionals). Contact us if you are unsure as to whether or not you qualify.

Training Fee: $1,599*

*Special pricing applies for those who are currently working as a Clinical Medical Assistant or have completed an accredited CMA training program.

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