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Certified Nurse Aide (CNA)

CNA Training in Danbury, CT

The CHCI Certified Nurse’s Aide (CNA) program is designed to teach students the basic nursing skills to perform clinical routines that are necessary to sit for the State of Connecticut CNA certification exam.

Learn About:
  • Patient care
  • Mental health and social service needs
  • Care of cognitively impaired residents
  • Basic restorative services
  • Resident’s rights
  • Basic medical terminology
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Infection control
Get Hands-On Training:
  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • Measuring and recording height and weight
  • Bathing, grooming, and dressing
  • Toileting and transferring
  • Assisting with eating and hydration
  • Using assistive devices and range of motion

The CNA program requires 70 hours of classroom time and 30 hours at the long-term facility. You will have an opportunity to use your knowledge and skill in an active healthcare facility as required by the State of Connecticut prior to taking your CNA certification exam.

Upon completion, you will be prepared for employment in a nursing home, long-term care facility, hospital, home health aide agency, sub-acute rehabilitation, hospice, and other healthcare facilities.

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Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT)

Phlebotomy Certifications in Danbury, CT

The CHCI Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) program is designed to give students the necessary skills and knowledge to sit for the CPT certification exam.

Learn About:
  • Different blood drawing methods
  • OSHA and Infection Control
  • Phlebotomy procedural use of tubes
  • Blood glucose levels
  • Legal importance of proper patient identification
Get Hands-On Training:
  • Basic Phlebotomy procedures
  • Evaluating a patient’s ability to withstand venipuncture procedures
  • Explaining the venipuncture procedure
  • Answering patient questions
  • Preparing for testing blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens

The CPT program requires 60 hours of classroom time and 40 hours of hands-on laboratory experience to include a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 dermal punctures.

Upon completion, you will be prepared to seek employment in hospitals, blood centers, medical and diagnostic laboratories, doctor’s offices or similar facilities for analysis or other medical purposes.

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Patient Care Technician (PCT)

Patient Care Technician Training in Danbury, CT

The CHCI Patient Care Technician (PCT) program is an exciting opportunity for an existing Certified Nurses Aide (CNA) to further their careers in the health care field, or a completely new career path for those with no CNA background. The PCT program is designed to get students certified in Mental Health and First Aid, and provide eligibility to sit for both the ECG and PCT National Certification Exams.

The CHCI PCT program first covers the CHCI CNA curriculum and then incorporates additional health care skills, such as performing electrocardiography (EKG), cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), basic First Aid, and blood draws.

Learn About:
  • Basic nursing procedures
  • OSHA and Infection Control
  • Medical anatomy and physiology
  • Cardiovascular systems with an emphasis on the heart
  • Identification of cardiac arrhythmias using (EKG) wave form
  • Interpretation of advanced arrhythmias, hypertrophies, cardiac ischemia, and myocardial infarction
  • Patient care
  • Mental health and social service needs
  • Care of cognitively impaired residents
  • Basic restorative services
  • Resident’s rights
  • Basic medical terminology
  • Safety and emergency procedures
  • Communication and interpersonal skills
  • Infection control
Get Hands-On Training:
  • Taking and recording vital signs
  • Measuring and recording height and weight
  • Bathing, grooming, and dressing
  • Toileting and transferring
  • Assisting with eating and hydration
  • Using assistive devices and range of motion
The Phlebotomy Portion of the Program Includes:
  • Different blood drawing methods
  • OSHA and Infection Control
  • Phlebotomy procedural use of tubes
  • Blood glucose levels
  • Legal importance of proper patient identification
  • Basic Phlebotomy procedures
  • Evaluating a patient’s ability to withstand venipuncture procedures
  • Explaining the venipuncture procedure
  • Answering patient questions
  • Preparing for testing blood, urine, and other body fluid specimens

The PCT program will consist of 187 classroom hours, 83 lab hours, and 30 clinical hours at the long-term healthcare facility. Students will also perform at least 10 (ten) EKG’s by the end of the program.

Upon completion, students will be prepared to work in hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, skilled nursing facilities, dialysis clinics, and other patient care facilities.