Patient Care: Empathy Tips

Written by on January 27, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Patient Care: Empathy Tips

Empathy is different from sympathy and it is a powerful tool in improving the outcomes with your patients. Empathy is the capacity to recognize the emotions that are being experienced by your patients. Experiencing empathy is needed before you can experience sympathy or compassion Empathy is a way to experience your patient’s emotional or painful […]

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Effective Reporting Practices

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Effective Reporting Practices

Reporting is one of the basic responsibilities of Certified Patient Care Technicians in any medical setting. Basically you are responsible for two kinds of reporting. One is oral reporting and other is written into the patient’s chart. Oral reporting consist of informing your supervisor what you have done during your shift and how the patient […]

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Nutrition And Patient Care

Written by on January 25, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Nutrition And Patient Care

Nutrition in the form of food is the way that cells and organisms support life. Many individuals with common health problems could have prevented or now alleviate the problems through a nutritional diet. Optimal health for your patients relies a great deal on good nutrition. Lack certain supplements in the diet can lead to malnutrition […]

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Infection: An Introduction

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Infection: An Introduction

Part of your job as a Certified Patient Care Technician is to understand infection and spot signs or symptoms in your patient. The immune system of your sick patients will be weakened and will be more susceptible to infectious diseases. The process of transmission involves an agent carrying infection from one host to another host. […]

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Patient Care: Physical Activity

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Patient Care: Physical Activity

The human body is not made to be still for an extended length of time. Without physical activity you patient’s bones may become increasingly fragile. Whether your patients can get out of their bed or not, their bodies require daily exercise. The benefits of daily exercise includes: improved ability to perform physical activity, aids patients […]

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Patient Care: Communication Tips

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Patient Care: Communication Tips

Displaying excellent communication skills and proper interaction is essential in order to maintain a good relationship with your patient. Required communication skills are not only verbal, they are non-verbal presented by your facial expressions, words and phrases that you use and your voice tone while speaking. To communicate verbally, first ask your patient if they […]

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NHA Certification Exam Process

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NHA Certification Exam Process

In order to receive a certification within the healthcare field you will need to pass the NHA (National Healthcare Association) Certification Exam for each certification that you have received training for. With each certification you earn the necessary credentials that allow you to use your name, NHA (National Healthcare Association) personal Certification ID Card and […]

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Surgical Patients Care Plan

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Surgical Patients Care Plan

Certified Patient Care Technicians working on surgical floors can be referred to as theatre nurses. As a Certified Patient Care Technician you will be assigned both administrative and clinical duties related to your patient’s care. You must watching over your patients and guard their written records. Your job as a Certified Patient Care Technician is […]

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Patient Care: Noise And Lighting Tips

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Patient Care: Noise And Lighting Tips

As a Patient Care Technician, some of your patients, especially your elderly patients, can suffer from sensor neural hearing loss. They can hear sounds, but have difficulty understanding conversation. You will need to remain calm, face your patient while you are talking to them and speak in a clear voice. A clutter of noises can […]

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Recognizing Warning Signs

Written by on January 15, 2013 in Uncategorized with 0 Comments
Recognizing Warning Signs

The patient care technician often spends more time with patients than other healthcare professionals. This puts them in a unique position to observe subtle changes in their patient’s behavior or condition that may indicate worsening or a pending crisis such as heart attack or stroke. PCTs should familiarize themselves with early warning signs and know […]

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Save Your Back: Best Techniques for Patient Transfer

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Save Your Back: Best Techniques for Patient Transfer

Best Bedsore Prevention Techniques

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Best Bedsore Prevention Techniques
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