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‘They will be a huge asset to the medical field’

By Norwalk Reflector Staff • Mar 11, 2017 at 2:00 PM

Three local residents have graduated from the patient care technician program at EHOVE Career Center

Those adult graduates from the Reflector area are: Jaden Linn and Heather Olvera, both of Norwalk, and Brittany Bauer, of Bellevue. Candy Blanton and Patrizia Minor, both of Sandusky, also graduated from the program.

“We here at EHOVE are really proud of these five graduates. They will be a huge asset to the medical field,” said Sandra Welsh, acting medical assistant/patient care tech program coordinator.

In a little over a year, students in the program become ready for a new career by being trained in how to be a unit coordinator with administrative/office skills, how to help patients with daily living, how to assist staff during advanced medical procedures and how to perform medical procedures and care like EKG testing, wound dressing changes, trach care, phlebotomy and more.

The students can earn five certifications applicable to the field: patient care tech (CPC, NHA), CPR, phlebotomy technician (PBT, ASCP), EKG technician (CET, NHA) and state-tested nursing assistant (STNA). Learning the skills required for these certifications qualifies them to find employment in a hospital setting such as in an emergency room, laboratory or patient floor.

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