DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN (50 HRS)
This 50-Hour Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment. Furthermore, technicians work with patients during dialysis procedures and monitor and record vital signs as well as administer local anesthetics and drugs as needed. Additionally, they may also be involved in the training of patients for at-home dialysis treatment.
There is no student internship or clinical rotation offered as part of this program. Upon successful completion of this course, students are eligible for the National Workforce Career Association (NWCA) Dialysis Technician (CDTA) exam.
Textbook: Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel
Author: Judith Z. Kallenbach