Health technicians assist doctors and nurses in the delivery of health care services to patients. Technicians can specialise in a variety of disciplines including but not limited to sterilisation technicians, pathology collectors, phlebotomists, and anaesthetic technicians. You could be employed in public or private hospital settings, laboratories, clinics or doctor's surgeries.
Work alongside anaesthetists preparing and monitoring patients.Growth in this field continues to be stable and employment rates are high. You'll be equipped to assist in every step of anaesthetic procedures.
Be part of a vital health care team
This qualification will equip you to work alongside an anaesthetist undertaking the work tasks required of an anaesthetic technician. This includes preparing patients for anaesthesia and then monitoring them during and after surgery.
You are likely to be exposed to a wide range of surgeries with differing needs as well as to unexpected occurrences and allergic reactions requiring you to respond quickly.
The Diploma course is a very practical, hands-on course, delivered in a face to face classroom format as well as in the simulated anaesthetic technology laboratory. The course is delivered over 2 years and includes a full time clinical placement in a hospital or clinic, organised by North Metropolitan TAFE.
Make a difference to people's livesYou'll learn to safely take venous blood and other samples, about how the body works, how to prevent the spread of infection as well as medical terms which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.
Make a difference to people's lives
Do you want to be a part of the health team that assists clients to recover their health status? You could do this by learning how to collect blood samples and other specimens for testing.
You will gain transferable skills which you will be able use in any further health related studies you may choose to undertake.
This course also provides you with the opportunity to meet many different people and help them to feel at ease during their visit.
An essential support service for the health industryHelp protect patients from infection. During this course you will learn how to clean, inspect, package, sterilise and distribute instruments and equipment for surgical and clinical procedures. You will also learn about infection control and prevention.
An essential support service for the health industry
Did you know that over one quarter of all people admitted to hospital have an operation? Many more have treatments that require sterile equipment to be used. You could assist in ensuring that patients are protected from infection during their care.
Being able to work with others and carry out your work safely is an important part of sterilisation work and is covered in this course.
On completion of your course you will be able to work in a private or public hospital, a clinic or an operating theatre sterile supply department.
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