Renal Dialysis Technician

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This 50-hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. This introduction to the field of hemodialysis will provide the necessary introduction to dialysis which is required for all aspiring Dialysis Technicians.

This program will provide you with a foundation to pursue a career in the field of hemodialysis. At the end of the program, students should be able to:

  • Understand the role of the Dialysis technician
  • Review of basic chemistry of body fluids, renal physiology, and the pathology of renal failure
  • Review the principles of hemodialysis including the dialysate, dialyzer, delivery system, and water treatment for dialysis
  • Understand the safety procedures in performing the tasks assigned to the dialysis technician
  • Identify specific supplies and equipment used in selected dialysis procedures
  • Review the precautions and guidelines in performing the preparation, assessment, monitoring, and care of a dialysis patient
  • Define quality of care, and explaining the impact of medical care on a patient when quality and safety are compromised in dialysis procedures

 

Other topics including:

  • Dietary regulation
  • Medication problems and dialysis
  • Acute renal failure and dialysis
  • Kidney transplantation
  • Peritoneal dialysis
  • Diabetes and hemodialysis
  • Psychological aspects of dialysis therapy
  • Pediatric hemodialysis


Classes are offered at the Scott Community College Urban Center. The program fee is $1,050. For more information contact the Continuing Education Department at 1-888-336-3907.