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Medical Assistants play a critical role in the daily operations of medical offices, clinics, and various healthcare facilities. Students are will be trained in administrative duties, clinical, and laboratory procedures. The training will consist of a mixture of theory, classroom procedures and a clinical externship. The students will be eligible to sit for the National Healthcare Association Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam and the Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exam at the completion of the class.
The 120- hour Adult Evening Nurse Aide program is designed to enable a student to gain nurse related knowledge, skills, and abilities to successfully pass the PA Nurse Aide competency exam and gain employment in a healthcare organization. The class consists of 40-hours of theory, 25-hours of skills lab and 55-hours in a clinical nursing facility. The course material includes infection control, safety techniques, personal care provided in an abusive & ethical free manner, restorative care, understanding death and dying. The student will take the Pennsylvania Certified Nurse Exam upon completion of the class.
Fayette County Career & Technical Institute’s Upcoming 2020 Nurse Aide classes
- Orientation April 17, 2020
- Classes Start April 21, 2020 & July 2020
- Orientation July 17, 2020
- Classes Start July 21, 2020 & October 2020
- Orientation October 16, 2020
- Classes Start October 20, 2020
Patient Care Assistant
The 120-hour Adult Evening Patient Care Assistant program is designed to enable a student to gain nurse related knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully gain employment in a healthcare organization. The 40-hour theory, 25- hour skills lab, and 55 hour-clinical in either a nursing facility or hospital. The student will learn infection control, safety techniques, personal care provided in an abusive & ethical manner, restorative care, and an understanding behavioral health issues and death and dying. The student will receive a certificate of completion at the end of the class.
Home Health Aide
The Home Health Aide class consists of 75 hours. A home health aide works in the home and cares for people who have disabilities, chronic illnesses or age-related problems while still having the desire to live in their own home. The home health aide provides basic services that include administering medications, changing bandages, and checking vital signs like temperature, pulse and respiration rates. A few duties a home health aide may perform are helping clients get dressed and undressed, maintaining proper clothing, providing and assisting with personal services such as bathing and grooming, accompanying clients to their doctor visits, overseeing the administration of prescribed medications to clients, and assisting clients who are unable to handle the day-to-day homemaking duties in their homes.