First of all, what is patient care. And what form does the formación de técnicos de atención al paciente take? This short introductory article should be of assistance to all Spanish language migrants who are interested in getting into the health services professions on a full-time basis. There may be no suitable posts in their country of birth. But there may be opportunities elsewhere in the world. Getting beyond the training and passing well should also set aspirant patient care technicians up to be fully COVID-safety compliant.
On to the job definition then. A patient care technician will be working in medical clinics, hospitals, doctors’ rooms, care centers, and so forth. Patient care technicians are also known as nursing technicians. Essentially they will be assisting medical practitioners, both general and specialist. They provide basic care to patients not able to help themselves, doing such things as changing patients’ bedding, helping them in the bathroom and with their feeding requirements. But two further important tasks inform the (professional) patient care technician’s daily work life.
Patient care technicians are given the responsibility for checking their patients’ vital signs. But perhaps more important is the fact that they are being trained to provide emotional support to patients and their families. Never mind the certifications or job qualifications, perhaps this is the best attribute of all. Hospital and clinic administrators would surely be pleased to note that their candidates have empathy. It is no wonder then that such professionals are regarded more as callings or vocations than anything else.
Numerous other tasks could have been mentioned in this short introductory note but time over here has finally expired. One final note to make then that students would have to prepare themselves for practical training as well.