The Advanced Bedside Care Technician certificate builds on skills gained
as a Certified Nursing Assistant in providing advanced skills at the
bedside. The Advanced Bedside Care Technician Program is designed as a next step for a nursing assistant or patient care technician on his/her chosen career path, or for the licensed professional who wants to increase knowledge in phlebotomy, cardiac dysrhythmias and enhanced patient mobility. The graduate will be eligible to test for certification as a Phlebotomy Technician and ECG Technician by the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT).
Graduates of the Morton College Nursing Assistant Program, prior to Fall, 2014, are eligible to achieve an additional Advanced Bedside Care Technician certificate by completing NUR 104 Socialization into Nursing Assistant Career and NUR 106 Advanced Bedside Care Technician (or equivalent with consent of the Program Director).
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Nursing assistants (CNA) and patient care technicians (PCT) perform routine duties in caring for patients or residents. At some healthcare facilities, the nursing assistant or care technician who receives additional training may be responsible for point of care testing, such as phlebotomy, bedside 12-lead electrocardiography, or assisting the healthcare team in actively improving patient mobility. During phlebotomy, a healthcare worker has increased risk of exposure to blood-borne pathogens. Patient care decisions are directly impacted by results of laboratory and electrocardiography testing. This implies increased accountability on the part of the healthcare worker who obtains these specimens.
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Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Method of Evaluation
This course is designed for a student who is a CNA, Illinois licensed healthcare provider or eligible for licensure (per Director approval) who wants additional knowledge and skill in patient customer service, basic cardiac rhythm interpretation, phlebotomy and patient mobility. Graduates of the course are eligible for certification as an ECG Technician and Phlebotomy Technician.
The student must pass theory with a minimum grade of C (78%) or better. (A=93-100, B=86-92, C=78-85).
A student must meet the following requirements to achieve a grade of S (satisfactory) for clinical/laboratory experiences, and be eligible for national certification: