PCT – Make your students Multiskilled! Dr. Lynne Clarke Health Science Department Chair A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet School Augusta, GA What does a PCT do? Bedmaking Catheter Care Feeding tube care Skin care Bathing ADL’s CPR Transfers Oxygen ROM TED hose Vital signs PPE Infection Control Post mortem care I&O Incentive spirometry Handheld nebulizer Ostomy care Sterile dressing change Splints Phlebotomy Holter monitors Specimen collection 12 Lead EKG Point of Care Testing Beginning a Program • Parent/student information meetings • School board approved “Informed Consent” • Establish clinical contracts with area healthcare facilities • Establish relationship with National Healthcare Association • Acquire equipment Parent Meeting • Explain duties of PCT • Explain classroom, clinical and lab experiences • Explain that students will be preforming dermal punctures and venipunctures under supervision in lab and clinical settings • Explain student immunization requirements – TB, flu, etc. • Explain course content – – Rote memorization and application Informed Consent • Must be board approved for invasive procedures – Usually board attorney is consulted to develop this document • Must be signed by parent and student Clinical Contracts • Contract must be specific to include invasive procedures • Meet with the person who will be directly responsible for supervising phlebotomy – do they have special requirements or procedures • If the facility already has a relationship with a college or technical college ask for a Word copy of that contract and change it for your use. • For free liability insurance contact your local Boy Scout Council Clinical Contracts • Where? – County Health Department – Labs – Doctor’s Offices – Hospitals Clinical Opportunities • You can also bring the clinical opportunity the student: – Offer fasting blood sugar testing to the faculty and staff – Ask a local lab to run cholesterol testing for faculty and staff on blood drawn by the students – Ask your hospital or local facility to provide health screening that your students can assist with NHA • • • • Website: nhanow.org Contact them to find out the rep for your area Print course objectives Consider ordering test preparation materials - under $200 NHA NCCT Acquire Equipment BP cuffs – students should purchase Moore Medical Acquire Equipment Phlebotomy • Issue each student a set of basic phlebotomy equipment and a zip lock bag • Use that equipment to practice on tangerine or banana BEFORE using manikin arm! • Break skills down into small steps Acquire Equipment Phlebotomy Nasco Acquire Equipment Phlebotomy • Talk with local labs, hospitals and MD offices for expired or unused supplies Acquire Equipment EKG machine • Contact local hospital or MD office for surplus equipment • There will be surplus equipment due to changes in health care laws! • If local agencies do not have surplus then ask for names of reps from companies they deal with – may have to write “mini-grant” Acquire Equipment Holter Monitor • Talk with local MD office or hospital about “broken” machine • You don’t need a working machine because you won’t be transmitting the test anywhere! Acquire Equipment Blood Glucose Monitors • Get name of representative for type of monitor used by your local providers. • Contact the rep for that company and BEG! Textbooks? I have not found a good, single textbook so… We use 3 books: - a C.N.A. text - a Phlebotomy text - an EKG text Test Prep • Students fail tests for 3 reasons: – Don’t know material – Don’t read question – Not familiar with terminology Daily Reviews • Put 5-10 multiple choice questions on Power Point and make it a bell ringer The best thing about the shops at the Canal at the Venice Casino was: • • • • A. the slot machines B. the exclusive, expensive shops C. the cheap taxi fare to get there D. the chocolate covered strawberries at the Godiva Chocolate Shop The best thing about the shops at the Canal at the Venice Casino was: • • • • A. the slot machines B. the exclusive, expensive shops C. the cheap taxi fare to get there D. the chocolate covered strawberries at the Godiva Chocolate Shop Peer Pressure • Print large poster with heading: 2013-14 ARJ PCT’S STUDENTS SIGN AS THEY EXIT COMPUTER LAB AND HAVE PASSED THE TEST. NO ONE WANTS TO BE THE PERSON WHO DOESN’T GET TO SIGN!