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Certified Hemodialysis Technician


Become a Hemodialysis Technician in 7 months!

Hemodialysis Technician

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
HD111 Dialyzer Reprocessing
HD112 Medications and Effects in the Dialysis Treatment
HD113 Peritoneal Dialysis
HD114 Renal Transplant

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
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