The world may think you are only one person--But to one person, you may be their world.
Author Unknown.
The Online Magazine
for Certified Nursing Assistants
CNA Training
CNA Magazine

CNA Resources
Patient Care Technician Resources
Home Health Aide

South Dakota Patient Care Technician Training

Individuals looking for a patient care technician training program in South Dakota currently have only one option.  The Southeast Technical Institure in Sioux Falls offers a  Phlebotomy/Patient Care Technician, Diploma.

Upon completion of the South Dakota Diploma in Phlebotomy/Patient Care Technician, a student will be able to :

Science and Technology

  • Explain the actions of anticoagulants to prevent blood coagulation.
  • Be able to operate and troubleshoot blood drawing devices.
  • Recognizes the differences is patient vasculature when selecting vein.
  • Understands the principle of blood circulation.  

Problem Solving/Critical Thinking

  • Recognize the importance of correct blood collection techniques in managing total patient care.
  • List the factors that influence the integrity of a blood specimen.
  • Identify the types of evacuated tubes by color code, state the anticoagulants and additives present, the mechanism of action and any special characteristics of each tube.
  • List the correct order of draw for the various types of blood collection tubes.
  • Perform dermal punctures.
  • Identify the steps of the venipuncture procedure.


  • Effectively interact with clinic and hospital staff.
  • Provide quality and professional service.
  • Demonstrate strong worth ethic and strong interpersonal skills.
  • Works with patients in diverse situations.
  • Exhibits flexibility and adaptability.
  • Works to quiet patient anxiety before and during venipuncture.
  • Provides friendly service by treating patients with dignity, respect and compassion.


  • States the purpose of quality assurance in blood collection.
  • Can explain the blood drawing procedure in words the patient can understand
  • Discuss methods to safely dispose of contaminated needles.
  • Discuss the purpose and types of tourniquets.
  • List the required information on a requisition form.
  • Define the chain of custody for patient samples.
  • Discuss the use of gloves, gauze and bandages when performing venipuncture.
  • Describe the patient prep and variables that can affect some laboratory tests.
  • Effectively communicates with supervisor and other medical staff members

PCT Classes in South Dakota

Southeast Technical Institute
2320 N Career Ave
Sioux Falls, SD 57107