Georgia Allied Health Institute Buford

(P) 770-370-7686 (F) 770-447-0792

Programs

Patient Care Technician

The Patient Care Technician program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a patient care technician.  Graduates will receive training in patient health care to include support for Adult daily living needs, EKG, cardiac circulation and blood pressure monitoring, phlebotomy and venipuncture skills. Students will learn skills in patient care assisting patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence while observing patient rights, as well as those needed to pass the National Certification for Patient Care Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, EKG Technician and clinical medical assisting.

All prospective students must complete the TABE test and score an 6.0 or higher

Ultrasound Technician

The Ultrasound Technician program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified ultrasound technician.  Students will learn skills in patient care as it applies to ultrasound techniques, while observing patient rights, as well as those needed to pass the requirements to become a certified ultrasound technician.  

All prospective students must complete the TABE test and score a 12.0 or higher.

Medical Assistant technician

The Medical Assisting (MA) student will be trained to perform at a minimum entry level in positions normally available in a medical facility such as physicians’, chiropractors’, or podiatrists’ offices and clinics.  The program provides the MA with entry-level theory and limited “hands-on” training in basic and routine clinical and office tasks. This will equip the MA with the competencies required to perform in either a clinical or office capacity. The graduate will be able to assist in EKG, X -ray procedures, first aid, and phlebotomy.  He/She will be able to perform clinical procedures, preparing the patient for physical exams, and assisting the physician with other exams. The MA may help the physician with minor surgical procedures and can sterilize and care for instruments. The MA possesses a thorough understanding of health-related ethics and other business principles that bear on the practitioner’s relationship with the patient.

All prospective students must complete the TABE test and score an 8.0 or higher

Phlebotomy Technician

The student will be trained to perform a variety of blood collection methods using proper techniques and precautions including: vacuum collection devices, syringes, capillary skin puncture, butterfly needles and blood culture specimen collection on adults, children and infants. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of specimens, and quality assurance. Students will be taught specimen handling, processing and accessioning. The testing performed will include: manual hematocrits, Urinalysis dipsticks, fecal occult blood, erythrocyte sedimentation rate and pregnancy testing. 

Upon successful completion of the following two courses the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam.

Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation Courses

This course covers core material such as adult, pediatric, and infant CPR, one and two rescuer scenarios, and use of bag valve mask, foreign body airway obstructions, AED, and barrier devices. The Heartsaver First Aid course teaches choking for adults and children. Students will also learn how to manage illnesses and injuries in the first few minutes before professional help arrives. Course completion cards are issued for successfully completing a written and skills exam following American Heart Association guidelines.

Continuing education Seminars

  • LPN/RN NCLEX Review
  • Dialysis Technician Review for Certification testing
  • Pharmacy Technician Review for Certification testing
  • Diagnostic Sonography Review and Scan Practice
  • IV insertion training

Electrocardiogram Technician

The student will be trained to in an established standard of care among EKG technicians to record 3-lead, 5 lead and 12 lead reports on a patient. Emphasis will be placed on infection prevention, proper patient identification, proper labeling of reports, and quality assurance.

Students will be taught to calculate a patient’s heart rate from the EKG tracing, identify artifacts from the tracing and remove artifacts from the tracing. Upon completion of the course, the student will be awarded a certificate of completion and will be eligible to sit for the national certification exam.

Nurse Assistant

The Nurse Assistant program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified nurse assistant. Graduates will receive training in patient health care to include blood pressure monitoring, vital signs, proper body mechanics, cleanliness skills and introduction to body skills. Students will learn skills in patient care assisting patients in attaining and maintaining maximum functional independence, while observing patient rights, as well as the Georgia State certification as a Nurse Assistant.  

Dialysis Technician

The Dialysis Technician program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified clinical hemodialysis technician. Graduates will receive the necessary training to become certified hemodialysis technicians. Students will learn skills phlebotomy, venipuncture, patient care as it relates to dialysis as well as skills needed to become a certified hemodialysis technician.