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Dialysis Technician

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Language: English

Description: The Dialysis Technician Profession
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.

The Dialysis Technician Program
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

Dialysis Technician Detailed Course Information:
• Knowledge and use of aseptic techniques and standard precautions
• Renal physiology and the pathology of renal failure
• How to perform and record physical measurements including weight and vital signs
• 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

Instructor Description: Patrice Arevalo
Patricia has a degree in Medical Assisting from The Career College of Northern Nevada, Dental Assisting from the Community College of the Air Force, and is currently working on her B.S. in Criminal Justice Studies from Grand Canyon University in Arizona. She has over 10 years of experience working in doctors’ offices and has been an Air Force Reservist since 2009. She has worked as an instructor for multiple schools over the last 4 years teaching medical and dental assistant curriculum, as well as OSHA safety requirements and career development.

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.

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



Schedule Information

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