DescriptionThe APCT is responsible for quick reaction and competent care of patients with emergency situations that arrive at the hospital. Monitors patients, collects information and documents data. Inserts and removes peripheral intravenous therapy lines under the direction of the physician/nurse. Performs blood collection, and Foley catheter placements. Performs wound care and dressing changes; applies plaster and fiberglass splints, casts and traction devices. Performs bedside testing such as oximetry, glucometery, and other point of care tests. Operates and monitors patient monitoring systems specific to unit. Specific duties include: insures cleanliness of unit, cleans and stores equipment and empties sharps containers. Documents all interventions and data,
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