What constitutes direct patient contact health care experience?

Direct patient contact hours must involve interaction with patients and can be obtained in a number of ways and may include either paid or volunteer positions. Some examples include, but are not limited to:

  • volunteer in an Emergency Department transporting patients, delivering meals and blankets to patients, etc
  • volunteer in a doctor's office performing height and weight, vital signs, etc
  • medical assistant or nurse's aide
  • phlebotomist
  • Licensed Practical Nurse or Respiratory Therapist
  • EMT or Paramedic
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