Perceived Status of Patient Care Technician Training And Certification Impact in U.S. Hemodialysis Facilities

Perceived Status of Patient Care Technician Training And Certification Impact in U.S. Hemodialysis Facilities

Identification: nnj_mj14A3
Issue: May-June 2014
Volume: Vol. 41, No. 3
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Contact hours available until 6/30/2016.

Requirements for Successful Completion:
Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online CNE evaluation.

Authors Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
The authors reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board Statements of Disclosure:
In accordance with ANCC governing rules Nephrology Nursing Journal Editorial Board statements of disclosure are published with each CNE offering. The statements of disclosure for this offering are published below.

Paula Dutka MSN, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a coordinator of Clinical Trials for the following sponsors: Amgen, Rockwell Medical, Keryx Biopharmaceuticals, Akebia Therapeutics, and Dynavax Technologies.

Carol M. Headley DNSc, ACNP-BC, RN, CNN, disclosed that she is a Consultant and/or member of the Corporate Speaker’s Bureau for Sanofi Renal, and a member of the Advisory Board for Amgen.

Tamara M. Kear, PhD, RN, CNS, CNN, disclosed that she is a Fresenius employee, freelance editor for Lippincott Williams & Wilkins and Elsevier publishing companies, and a consultant for Symplmed.

All other members of the Editorial Board had no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education activity.

This article was reviewed and formatted for contact hour credit by Beth Ulrich, EdD, RN, FACHE, FAAN, Nephrology Nursing Journal Editor, and Hazel A. Dennison, DNP, RN, APNc, CPHQ, CNE, ANNA Education Director.

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Goal: The purpose of this article is to examine the impact of patient care technician training and mandatory certification on patient care.

Objectives
1. Discuss the historical background that led the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to mandate certification for the PCT.
2. Identify key quality improvement areas that would reflect the impact of PCT certification.
3. Describe the implications of this research on nephrology nursing practice.
Objectives:

  1. Discuss the historical background that led the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) to mandate certification for the PCT.
  2. Identify key quality improvement areas that would reflect the impact of PCT certification.
  3. Describe the implications of this research on nephrology nursing practice.

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