Tech Tuesdays - Tips for Our Patient Care Technicians

Happy Tuesday, Techs! The team at HPI hope you enjoyed the holiday weekend.

With school right around the corner, the morning weather dives while traffic spikes. We want to make sure that you are making the most of your mornings, so we'll kick off our Hello, HPI entry on a Technician Tuesday to spice things up.


HEALTHY HELENA'S TIPS FOR PATIENT CARE TECHNICIANS


So we found that The Harris School has a few locations and they're one of the easiest to research for advice when it comes to our PCTs. They have a very informative article, outlining a few great ideas to help adjustment and effective performance. Check them out and let us know what you think is the most important on their list!

Harris School Blog - "6 Tips for Being a Good PCT"

To make it a bit easier for reference, here are their six points:


  1. Carry a small notebook.
  2. Learn by observing & asking questions.
  3. Get organized with time-saving tips [ prepping before your duties or carrying around convenient supplies. ]
  4. Respect your patients.
  5. Respect your coworkers.
  6. Respect yourself.
Similarly, our friends in healthcare over at the Manhattan Institute also posted a similar article for our PCTs to communicate properly with families. Their list is just as poignant but cut in half.


Here are their three tips:
  1. Explain slowly and ask if they have questions.
  2. Listen actively.
  3. Leave your concerns at the door.
We appreciate healthcare providers & educators who value the importance of thorough understanding. We're not only assisting the patients but also their loved ones. In order to facilitate a smooth and alleviating experience, it is in our best interest as providers to treat the patients with the utmost respect and give them our all. That's why they come to us to entrust their families well-being.

If you haven't already, please share your thoughts in the comments or find us on Facebook and contribute to the conversation there! We always love to hear from you - anything to help improve care for our patients, students and providers is always welcomed.


There we are, in case you needed a little help!

Don't forget to check out our website for the classes we currently offer if you're looking to enroll or if you know anyone who is interested in the healthcare field. Tell them Healthy Helena wants to make sure they're ready for everything life has to offer. So the moment is here: it's now!

Make a choice, change your life.
~ Healthy Helena.

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