Emergency Room and Patient Care Technician

About The Program

Gain a variety of different skills by earning your Emergency Room and Patient Care Technician Certificate at Green River College which combines our Nursing Assistant and MA-Phlebotomy programs.

This program consists of two stackable certificates, both the Nursing Assistant and MA-Phlebotomy certificates. Graduates will be eligible for state examination and licensure for both MA-Phlebotomy and Nursing Assistant. Successful licensure will allow the graduate to work as a patient care or emergency room technician.

  • May be completed in one or two quarters
  • Job Security
  • Academic Support
  • Prepares you to pass the national certification exam and become employment-ready in just three month
  • Gain valuable experience handling critical and urgent medical situations

Job Duties

Typical job duties for a patient care / emergency room technician include:

Patient Care Technician

  • Measure and record patients' vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature.
  • Assist patients with basic activities they may be unable to perform independently, such as bathing, dressing, grooming, and toileting.
  • Accurately documenting patient care activities, vital signs, and other relevant information in the patient's medical record.
  • Offering emotional support, answering questions, and ensuring that patients' needs are addressed promptly.

Emergency Room Technician

  • Perform initial assessments of patients entering the emergency room.
  • Obtain and record vital signs, such as blood pressure, heart rate, respiratory rate, and temperature.
  • Assist in the care of trauma patients by providing immediate first aid and stabilization.
  • Assist with basic medical procedures, such as wound care, splinting, and bandaging.
  • Assist in the triage process by prioritizing patient care based on the severity of their condition.

Program Courses

NRS A 110 - Nurse Assistant Theory - Credits: 6
NRS A 111 - Nurse Assistant Community Lab - Credits: 4
HEALTH 127 - Safety, Basic Life Support and Infection Control - Credits: 2
PHLEB 102 - Medical Assistant Phlebotomy Laboratory - Credits: 3
PHLEB 104 - Medical Assistant Phlebotomy - Credits: 3

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Degrees & Certificates

Emergency Room and Patient Care Technician Certificate

Program Resources

Advising

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:

Email: nursing@greenriver.edu

Academic Support

I-Best Students please contact
The Master Achiever Center
Student Affairs & Success Building, 104
253-833-9111, ext. 2641

Open Doors Students please visit
Rutowski Learning Center (RLC), room 127
Call: 253-333-4968
Text: 253-740-5861

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Contact & Location

For more information or to make an appointment, please contact us at:

Email: nursing@greenriver.edu

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