Direct patient contact hours must involve interaction with patients and can be obtained in a number of ways. It 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
- Licensed Practical Nurse or Respiratory Therapist
- EMT or Paramedic