Dialysis Technician
Dialysis Technician

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Career Description

Dialysis technicians, also called hemodialysis technicians, work to cleanse the kidneys and blood of impurities for those experiencing acute or chronic renal failure. Dialysis is a procedure that is a substitute for many normal duties of the kidneys. Dialysis can allow individuals to live productive and useful lives, even though their kidneys no longer function adequately. 

Dialysis Technician Training Program

The Dialysis Technician Training Program is a blended course consisting of classroom, Internet and internship instruction. It combines 117 hours of theory and 408 hours of clinical training, for a total of 525 hours of instruction.To enter the Dialysis Technician Program, students must be 18 years old and possess a high school diploma or GED and CPR Healthcare Provider certification. Students complete subjects in the following areas of study along with a four-month externship where they perform 408 hours of dialysis training on patients under the supervision of a registered nurse, site coordinator or certified dialysis technician. (Class size is limited.)
Note: Upon start of externship, all students are required to show proof of intradermal TB skin test, major medical insurance, CPR certification, MMR proof, SLED check and drug screen. Prior phlebotomy training is recommended-not mandatory. Externship is held 8 a.m.-5 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Books not included

  • Professionalism in Health Care
  • Medical Terminology/Anatomy and Physiology Review
  • Principles of Dialysis
  • Dialysis Procedures and Documentation
  • Possible Complications of Dialysis
  • Water Treatment and Dialysate Preparation
  • Vital Signs/Triage
  • Infection Control/Safety/HIPAA

Approval
Graduates of this program may be eligible to take the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT) examination offered by the Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC).

Dialysis Technician Training Program

XAHS 502-002

Starting October 2014

MW

5-9 p.m.

$1,985

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