Dialysis Technician

Embark on a vital career with our Dialysis Technician program, a comprehensive course designed to prepare you for a vital role in kidney care and patient support. This program provides rigorous training in the use of dialysis equipment, patient care, and the science behind renal health. As a dialysis technician, you will play an essential role in the daily lives of patients suffering from renal failure, helping them achieve better health and improved quality of life.

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About our Dialysis Technician Program

The curriculum blends classroom theory with practical, hands-on training in a supportive and engaging environment. Our experienced instructors, who are professionals in the field, offer insights into the latest dialysis techniques and technology. By the end of the program, you will have the skills necessary to operate advanced dialysis equipment effectively, understand complex patient care protocols, and maintain stringent health and safety standards.

Program Objectives

Master the operation and maintenance of dialysis equipment.

Understand the principles of kidney function and the pathology of renal failure.

Learn the critical aspects of patient care during dialysis, including monitoring and adjusting fluid removal rates according to patient needs.

Prepare for certification exams that enhance professional credentials and employability.

Program Structure

This introductory course provides an overview of the field, including the history of dialysis and the role of technicians. It sets the stage for understanding the impact of renal diseases and the importance of dialysis treatment in patient care.

Dive deep into the anatomy and function of the kidneys, learning how they filter blood and regulate body fluids and electrolytes. This course also covers common renal diseases and the physiological changes that occur in patients with chronic kidney disease.

Focuses on the principles and procedures of hemodialysis. Learn the mechanics of how dialysis machines work and the process of hemodialysis that helps in removing waste from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer perform this function.

Get hands-on training in the operation, maintenance, and troubleshooting of dialysis machines and related systems. This course ensures you are well-versed in the safe and effective use of dialysis technology.

Covers the critical aspects of vascular access, one of the most important factors in successful dialysis treatment. Learn about different types of accesses, their management, and vital infection control practices to prevent complications.

Learn to manage a dialysis treatment session, including monitoring and adjusting machine settings based on patient feedback and clinical guidelines. This course emphasizes patient care and safety during treatment.

A hands-on clinical practicum that places students in a real-world dialysis setting under professional supervision. This is where you apply your knowledge and skills in actual patient care, preparing for immediate employment post-certification.

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About this program:

In-Person & Hands-On


14 Weeks


On Campus

Certification Exam:
The Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology

Certified Hemodialysis Technician (CHT)

Admission Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 years

High School Diploma or GED

Current Immunizations & Health Records

Ability to Pass a Background Check & a Drug Test

Copy of BLS/CPR certification

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