Become a Hemodialysis Technician in 7 months!
Hemodialysis technicians work together with a doctor or nurse to provide patient care to people with chronic kidney failure and end stage renal disease.
During treatment, the hemodialysis technician monitors the dialysis machines and patient’s vital signs. They also program and clean the dialysis machines.
Why choose this program?
In our Hemodialysis Technician program, students participate in theoretical and practical preparation in the duties and responsibilities of a hemodialysis technician. The program includes a practicum in a dialysis facility to provide students an opportunity to develop and practice the skills of a hemodialysis technician and participate as a team. If you have a passion for health care and a desire to work closely with patients, this might be the program and career path for you.
What will you learn?
We’ll teach you how to work with patients and use hemodialysis equipment. The program focuses on helping you learn to take vital signs, obtain vascular access, take laboratory blood samples, and work comfortably with patients and their families.
You will learn how to work as a technician in a hemodialysis facility. Program content includes learning how to
- Provide safe hemodialysis treatments
- Provide treatment in a professional manner
- Meet state and federal standards for treating patients safely
- Provide first aid and CPR
- Prepare to sit for certification as a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
The program will teach you these things in different settings
- Classroom learning
- Lab learning
- Clinicals in dialysis facilities
Students are eligible to sit for Hemodialysis Technician Certification with The Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission (NNCC) and with the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT).
Hemodialysis Technician Program Courses
|Course Number||Course Title|
|HD101||Renal Anatomy, Function and Renal Failure|
|HD102||Renal Failure Causes|
|HD103||Clinical Manifestation of Renal Failure|
|HD104||Laboratory of Renal Failure|
|HD105||The Dialysis Water Treatment|
|HD106||Assessing and Monitoring the Dialysis Patient|
|HD107||Vascular Access for Proper Hemodialysis|
|HD108||Dialysis Treatments and Procedures. Hemodialysis Principles|
|HD109||Nutrition as Part of the Patient Care|
|HD110||Infection Control: Precautions and Protection|
|HD112||Medications and Effects in the Dialysis Treatment|
What will you do?
Many dialysis centers across the U.S. employ hemodialysis technicians to provide the majority of direct patient care. With the increasing number of people with chronic kidney disease and renal failure, the demand for hemodialysis technicians is expected to rise.
With experience, hemodialysis technicians can advance into supervisory or management positions.
HEMODIALYSIS TECHNICIAN FAST FACTS
|Projected Jobs Created||47,900|
|Projected Job Growth||30%|
|Low Salary||$ 38,580|
|Average salary (Median)||$ 57,580|
|High Salary||$ 78,900|
|Sourced from BLS, 2015|