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Dialysis Technician

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Language: English

Short Description: As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The number of dialysis technician jobs has the potential to increase by more than 35% by 2018. This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician. This program will review kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and review equipment maintenance.
This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics:
• Specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines
• Preparation of the dialyzer, reprocessing and delivery systems
• Equipment maintenance
• Skills to monitor and record a patient’s vital signs
• The process for a dialysis teams’ administration of local anesthetics and drugs as needed
• Assessment of patients for any complications that occur during a procedure
• Patient training for at-home dialysis treatment and techniques to provide emotional support patients need for self-care
• Renal physiology and the pathology of renal failure
• Principles of hemodialysis and hematological aspects
• Dialyzer reuse preparation, dialysate, and delivery systems
• Basic body chemistry including fluid and electrolyte balance
• Clinical manifestations of end-stage renal disease
• Routine aspects of hemodialysis
• Dietary regulation and medication problems relating to dialysis
• Acute renal failure and dialysis
• Kidney transplantation
• Peritoneal dialysis
• Diabetes and hemodialysis

Instructor Description: This course provides students with certified, skilled facilitators to guide them through their learning experience. Facilitators who are well trained in a unique mastery methodology and provide one-on-one instruction to their students to ensure mastery of the course material. The course facilitator is available to answer any questions a learner may have including questions on course content, course material, certifications, and even industry questions. Facilitators also monitor the progress of learners to ensure training retention and program advancement.

Certification: This program is designed to cover the key objectives of the leading dialysis technician certification exams. Although some students do immediately pursue certain certifications, most national exams require job experience for formal dialysis technician certification. The BONENT Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician examination requires one year of experience (12 months) in nephrology patient care, and current active participation in an ESRD facility. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.

Students will recieve these textbooks with their program:
• Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition

Class Details

Online 24/7

NA - Online

Start Date:upon registration

Course Fee: 


Registration Closes On
Monday, December 2, 2019 @ 2:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
Online 24/7 N/A - Online