Patient Care Technician Education Day

June 5, 2024

This is a hybrid educational activity. Activity topics are relevant to PCT clinical practice and range from workplace safety to self-care. Learners will gain knowledge that they can apply to enhance their clinical practice and professional quality of life. 

Everyone: $85.00
Students: $45.00
(Please, click the 'Register' button to see the pricing)

Target Audience

This activity is designed for patient care technicians and nursing intern and extern unlicensed staff responsible for providing patient care.  Other learner groups such as medical assistants and/or unlicensed technicians' staff responsible for providing patient care would also benefit from this education. 

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this course, the participant should be able to:

  • explore factors the influence professional quality of life.
  • identify ways to improve professional quality of life.
  • define gun violence and how to mitigate gun violence.
  • identify three firearms safety precautions.
  • summarize institutional strategies to disseminate human trafficking education and increase awareness
  • describe ways caregivers can help human trafficking victims self-identify
  • state the purpose of the K9 program and specialized K-9 skills
  •  define delirium and dementia
  • summarize care interventions to prevent or treat delirium and dementia in the healthcare setting
Refund Policy
A full refund will be given for any cancellations received up to one week prior to the course.  No refunds for no-shows. 
Course Cancellation Policy
In the unusual circumstance that this course is cancelled, you will be called and/or emailed, and any tuition fees received would be refunded in full.  Geisinger is not responsible for any airfare, hotel or other costs incurred.
Your attendance will be recorded within three to four days of the conclusion of the activity.  Credit will display on your continuing education transcript once the activity evaluation is completed.  
Virtual Information
All details pertaining to the links for this activity will be sent once you are registered for the activity. 
    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Contact Hours
    Course opens: 
    Course expires: 
    Event starts: 
    06/05/2024 - 7:00am EDT
    Event ends: 
    06/05/2024 - 4:00pm EDT


    7:00 AM
    Registration and Continental Breakfast for In-Person Attendees
    7:25 AM                     
    Welcome and Introductions                                  
    Tami Underhill, MSN, RN, CMSRN, RN, BC
    7:30 AM                     
    Human Trafficking
    Kellee Neyer, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Workplace Safety K-9 Program
    Vicki Housner, Security K-9 Handler
    9:15 AM                     
    Nutrition Break
    9:30 AM                     
    Do We Bend or Do We Break?                         
    Sharon Gray, MA, RN, HEC-C
    11:00 AM                   
    Brittany Powlus, BSN, RN, CEP
    11:30 AM                   
    Luncheon Provided for In-Person Attendees
    12:30 PM                    
    Are the Guns Where Your Children Play?
     Debra Erdman, MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN
    1:30 PM                      
    Nursing Leadership Update
    Janet Tomcavage, MSN, RN, Executive VP and Chief Nursing Executive
    2:00 PM                      
    2:15 PM                      
    Quality Care Fundamentals
    Gordon Cole, MSN, RN
    3:00 PM                      

    *Topics and Speakers are subject to change. 


    Geisinger Faculty
    Gordan Cole, MSN, RN
    Manager Nursing Quality, Admin Nursing Education Magnet
    Geisinger Medical Center 
    Deborah Erdman MSN, RN, CCRN, TCRN
    Outreach/Injury Prevention Coordinator
    Trauma Education Resource Nurse Trauma Program
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Sharon Gray, MA, RN, HEC-C
    Clinical Ethicist Masters
    System Bioethics
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Vicki Housner, Security K-9 Handler
    Security Administration
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Kellee Neyer, BSN, RN, CCRN
    Inpatient Registered Nurse
    Surgical Trauma ICU
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Brittany Powlus, BSN, RN, CEP
    Inpatient Registered Nurse CEP
    Medical Surgical Intensive Care Unit
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Janet Tomcavage, MSN, RN
    EVP Chief Nursing Executive
    Executive Vice Presidents
    Geisinger Medical Center
    Tami Underhill MSN, CMSRN, RN-BC
    Activity Director
    Nursing Specialist, Evidenced Based Practice
    Geisinger Medical Center


    In support of improving patient care, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.




    Credit Designation 

    Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine designates this live activity for 6 contact hours for nurses. Nurses should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the educational activity. 

    Disclosure Policy 

    Faculty and all others who have the ability to control the content of continuing education activity sponsored by Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine must disclose to the program audience whether they do or do not have any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest or other relationships related to the content of their presentation(s). 


    Available Credit

    • 6.00 ANCC
    • 6.00 Contact Hours


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