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Patient Care Technician (formerly known as Nurse Technicians) complete a combination of the Certified Nurse Aide, EKG and Phlebotomy programs. Ask about the advantages of enrolling for all three at the same time. Many graduating CNAs return to ABC Training Center to take the EKG and Phlebotomy courses in order to qualify as Patient Care Technicians. Some hospitals and clinics may refer to this position as "Nurse Assistant" or "Nurse Tech." At the completion of the program, students are provided with a one-day review and testing for national certification by the National Health Career Association. The review and exam are given at ABC. It is possible to register for the complete, combined Patient Care Tech Program (CNA plus EKG/P) at the time of your enrollment. Graduates of the combined PCT program receive a single PCT certificate at the time of the completion of all three segments of the course: CNA, EKG and Phlebotomy. You may also take the programs separately. You may complete the CNA class first, then return to take the EKG/P course at any time after becoming a licensed CNA. You can also take the EKG/P course first, if you prefer.
Certified Nurse Aide Programs
Certified Nurse Aide work under the direction of other health care professionals, usually in nursing homes or hospitals. Their duties include taking the blood pressure, temperature, and pulse of patients. They help patients get in and out of bed, take baths, and dress. They also serve meals and perform housekeeping chores like making beds and cleaning rooms. Nursing assistants observe the patient's physical, emotional, and mental status and report any changes to the medical or nursing staff. Nursing assistants that are employed in nursing homes are often the principal caregivers. They often have more contact with residents than other members of the staff. Since some residents may occupy a nursing home for months or even years, nurses aides often develop ongoing relationships with them and respond to them in a positive and caring manner.
EKG Technicians are responsible for performing electrocardiogram tests in order to record and monitor electrical impulses transmitted by the heart. This assists a physician in diagnosing and treating cardiac and blood vessel irregularities. These tests include basic EKG's, Holter Monitoring (portable EKG which records activity for 24-48 hrs), and Stress Tests (treadmill). Phlebotomy Technicians draw blood from patients for testing purposes. They usually work under the supervision of medical technologists or laboratory managers. (Generally, the same employee in a facility performs the functions of an EKG Technician and a Phlebotomy Tech.)
Pharmacy Technician is a crucial member of a pharmacy staff. Aside from a Pharmacy Tech's regular duties, such as dispensing prescription medicines and other health care products, responsibilities of the job will include working with doctors' offices and insurance companies while assisting in the running of a pharmacy department. Additionally, Pharmacy Techs learn the details of patient care delivery systems and medication distribution. Currently, almost two-thirds of all prescription drugs in the United States are dispensed by retail pharmacies and there is currently a shortage of pharmacists. This means that there is a huge demand for Pharmacy Technicians to pick up the slack, which leads to increased responsibilities and increased pay for the most qualified technicians. Will prepare the student to take the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board national certification exam. Certified Pharmacy Technicians start at a higher pay rate than non-certified technicians. The Pharmacy Tech school curriculum at ABC Training includes drug regulation and control, pharmaceutical terminology, medication calculations, basic bio pharmaceutics, routes and formulations and personal standards training. Key areas of instruction include: Screening of prescription and medication orders, Calculations and dosage forms, Medication distribution, Personal interaction skills and responsibilities, Drug usage indications and possible side effects. A number of exciting opportunities, including temporary employment, are now available. And as always, ABC Training offers internship placement assistance, resume/interview skills review and job placement assistance for all Pharmacy Technician students.
Home Health Aide
ABC Training is proud to announce that we now offer our HHA Training in Spanish. Please visit our Ayudante de Salud page for more info. Home Health Aides (HHA) bring comfort and dignity to thousands of New Yorkers every day. Home Health Aides help elderly, convalescent, or disabled persons live in their own homes instead of in health care facilities. Under the direction of a nursing or medical staff, they provide health-related services. Like nursing aides, HHAs check patients' pulse rate, temperature and respiration rate; help with simple prescribed exercises; and help patients to get in and out of bed, bathe, dress and groom. Occasionally, they change non-sterile dressings, give massages and provide skin care, or assist with braces and artificial limbs. Experienced Home Health Aides, with training, may also assist with medical equipment such as ventilators. Most HHAs work with elderly or disabled persons who need more extensive care that family or friends can provide. And some help discharged hospital patients who have relatively short-term needs. HHAs who have taken their home health aide classes in NY at ABC have found steady employment in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, New Jersey, Westchester and beyond.
Medical Assistants help physicians and nurses deliver superior patient care by performing clinical and administrative tasks. A medical assistant's administrative tasks consist of keeping medical records, greeting patients, billing and clerical duties, scheduling appointments, arranging for admission to the hospital and laboratory services and checking supplies. Clinical responsibilities of a medical assistant consist of: Documenting vital signs (e.g. blood pressures, pulse respirations and temperature), performing simple lab tests, preparing patients for examination, arranging equipment and instruments before an exam, assisting physicians during patient exams, explaining treatment, medications, diet schedules and procedures to the patient. Some medical assistant may also remove sutures, draw blood and change dressings. Medical assistants primarily work in outpatient setting but may work in hospitals or specialty offices. Your Medical Assistant training includes training in EKG, Phlebotomy and Medical Billing/Coding.
Medical Billing and Coding
Medical Billing and Coding in NYC Overview: There are few careers as rewarding and as in-demand as Medical Billing and Coding. Being a part of the healthcare field, a medical biller and coder is an essential part of the healthcare system. The primary responsibility of a Medical Biller is to be the liaison between patients or insurance companies and a medical facility to ensure correct and prompt payment of services. Medical billing and coding is a highly specialized job that translates into great salaries. These professionals work in medical offices or independently all over New York City and beyond. In addition to preparing billing forms and invoices, a medical biller and coder analyzes and interprets complicated claim form codes and formulas. In short, they transform diagnoses and medical procedures into numerical codes needed for billing. The biller then prepares and sends the claims to the insurance companies and is the one who bills the patients for the remaining balance. As a result, these specialists qualify for some of the most sought-after positions in the industry. To be ready for this career, it is crucial that you receive your training at a top-notch medical billing and coding school.
Welcome to the ABC Training Center Bartending School, home of one of the most established and well respected bartending schools in New York City. We are proud to have trained countless bartenders who have gone on to work all over New York and beyond. Our graduates work in bars, restaurants, clubs, pubs, lounges, hotels anywhere alcohol is served. The point is: our grads work! ABC Training Center will arm you with all of the skills that you'll need to make the most of this in-demand career.