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PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CERTIFICATE
Now you can study to become a certified healthcare professional at your own pace and within your schedule. The DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN ONLINE program is offered by CATEC with interactive learning modules, 24/7 mentoring, learning exercises, labs, and a student portal with career resources. To learn about this program and enroll today, click here.
THE DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN PROFESSION
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 2030. While most technician training has historically been done “on-the-job,” today’s healthcare employers are seeking well-trained technicians who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to fill this growing number of positions.
THE DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN PROGRAM
This Dialysis Technician Program from CATEC 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
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
Dialysis technicians 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.
DETAILED COURSE TOPICS COVERED
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
Diabetes and hemodialysis
End-stage renal disease in the elderly
Composition of dialysate solution
Anticoagulation and heparin administration
Handling of hazardous materials
EACH COURSE INCLUDES
24/7 instructor support and course mentoring
Student and instructor collaboration
Engaging labs, student exercises, course videos and animated simulations
Student pre and post assessments and online performance tracking
National and state certification opportunities
A secure Student Portal which includes: career guidance, resume writing and other career resources
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