Hemodialysis Technician / Nurse

A twelve (12) week training program (three hundred twenty (320) hours of theoretical and clinical training) for those interested working in hemodialysis. Students interested in being state certified as a Patient Care Technician in Hemodialysis can apply for the hemodialysis technician program.

Students interested in the hemodialysis nurse program MUST hold a current RN license in order to apply.

Both programs are identical in times/dates of classes and course start dates.

AREAS OF TRAINING

Orientation to the Dialysis Team
Renal Physiology
Pathology of Renal Failure
Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids
Basic Chemistry of Electrolytes
Clinical Manifestations of ESRD
Laboratory Data: Analysis & Interpretation
Principles of Hemodialysis
Dialyzers, Dialysate, & Delivery System
Access to the Bloodstream
Patient Monitoring & Assessment
Machine Monitoring & Assessment
Treatment Options for Kidney Patients
Infection Control
Bloodborne Pathogens
Water Treatment
Anticoagulation Administration
Nutrition Management
Vascular Access
Acute Renal Failure
Dialysis Complications
ESRD in the Elderly
Quality of Dialysis Care
State and Federal Regulations (for Dialysis)
Treatments and Documentation
Emergency Situations
Professionalism in Practice
Airborne Pathogens
Psychosocial Aspect of Hemodiaysis
Machine Set-Up/Tear-Down

RNs ONLY ADDITIONAL TRAINING

Medication Administration
Permanent Catheter Care
Routine Treatment Medication