PROGRAM LENGTH

600 Hours/Approximately 6 months
Full Time (30 Weeks)
Part Time (38 Weeks)

PROGRAM OBJECTIVE

To prepare and train students for employment as Hemodialysis Technicians.

HEMODIALYSIS COURSE CONTENT

Students are taught the skills necessary for employment as hemodialysis technicians.  The technician works with all members of the dialysis team but is most closely aligned with a nurse who delegates and supervises the patient care.

ADDITIONAL SKILLS COVERED

*Nursing Assistant Skills Review for Hemodialysis Technicians
*Phlebotomy Skills Review for Hemodialysis Technicians
*EKG Skills Review For Hemodialysis Technicians
*Professional Behavior and Communications
*Principles of Hemodialysis
*Components and Mechanics of Dialysis
*Normal Renal Anatomy and End Stage Renal Failure
*Systemic Effects
*Nutrition
*Infection Control
*Access For Hemodialysis
*Medications and Effects
*Water Treatment For Dialysis
*Patient Assess and Monitoring
*Documentation
*Research, Evaluations and Verbal Presentations

PROGRAM COMPLETION

Upon completion of the program the student will receive a diploma, In-Services which include HIV/Aids & Domestic Violence Certificate.  Graduates will be eligible to apply for the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Exam (CCHT). Hemodialysis Technicians students will be eligible to challenge the Nursing Assistant Exam*