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Dialysis Technician (HF-DIA-01)

$2,995.00

Course Description

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. 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
• 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
• Dietary regulation and medication problems relating to dialysis
• Acute renal failure and dialysis
• Kidney transplantation
• Peritoneal dialysis
• Diabetes and hemodialysis
• Pediatric hemodialysis
• End-stage renal disease in the elderly
• Composition of dialysate solution
• Anticoagulation and heparin administration
• Handling of hazardous materials

Outline

Module 1 – Dialysis and Renal Disease
• Lesson 1 – The Dialysis Team and History of Dialysis
• Lesson 2 – Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytes
• Lesson 3 – Renal Physiology and the Pathology of Renal Failure
• Lesson 4 – Clinical Manifestations of End-Stage Renal Disease

Module 2 – Principles of Hemodialysis
• Lesson 5 – The Dialysate
• Lesson 6 – The Dialyzer
• Lesson 7 – The Delivery System
• Lesson 8 – Principles of Hemodialysis
• Lesson 9 – Water Treatment
• Lesson 10 – Infection Control

Module 3 – Needs of the Dialysis Patient
• Lesson 11 – Anticoagulation and Heparin Administration
• Lesson 12 – Access to the Bloodstream
• Lesson 13 – Patient and Machine Monitoring and Assessment
• Lesson 14 – Nutrition Management
• Lesson 15 – Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation

Module 4 – Dialysis Complications and Related Procedures
• Lesson 16 – Diabetes and Hemodialysis
• Lesson 17 – Medication Problems and Dialysis
• Lesson 18 – Acute Kidney Injury and Dialysis
• Lesson 19 – Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis Therapies
• Lesson 20 – Kidney Transplants

Module 5 – Special Dialysis Populations
• Lesson 21 – Pediatric Hemodialysis
• Lesson 22 – Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly
• Lesson 23 – Psychosocial Effects of Dialysis Therapy
• Lesson 24 – Management of Quality in Dialysis Care

Duration

6 months

Hours

350

Audience

Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.

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.

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.

Language

English

Instructor

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.

Requirements

Students will recieve these textbooks with their program:
• Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel, 8th Edition

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