Offered at both the Main and Branch
The Dialysis Technician program is a comprehensive program designed to prepare the graduate to become a certified clinical hemodialysis technician. Graduates will receive the necessary training to become certified hemodialysis technicians. Students will learn skills phlebotomy, venipuncture, patient care as it relates to dialysis as well as skills needed to become a certified hemodialysis technician.
All prospective students must complete the TABE test and score a 10.0 or higher
Upon completion of the course, the student will be able to perform the duties of a certified hemodialysis technician to include:
- Prime dialysis equipment, then get dialyzer (artificial kidney) and delivery system ready, monitor all equipment while in use and clean equipment following the treatment.
- Record the patient’s weight and vital signs before and after treatment.
- Observe the patient during the dialysis procedure, monitoring and recording vital signs during treatment.
- Administer local anesthetics and drugs under supervision of Registered Nurse.
- Assess patients for any complications that occur during the procedure. They must be ready to take any necessary emergency measures – including administering oxygen or performing basic Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) or blood transfusions.
To qualify for graduation from this program the students must demonstrate competency in each of the skills and successfully complete the externship. Graduates in this program will be qualified to take the CCHT National Exam and qualify to find entry-level positions in dialysis centers, hospitals, and skilled medical facilities.
TOTAL CLOCK HOURS: 900 hours
ESTIMATED COMPLETION TIME: 19 weeks
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*Indicates prerequisite exists. Student must complete the prerequisite course prior to entry into this course of have the instructor’s permission to enter the course.
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