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Course Description

The Dialysis Technician Certification program is designed to train you in the practical skills and
theoretical knowledge required to enter the health and wellness field as a patient care technician.
Successful completion of this program will prepare you to take the National Certification Exam
and start work as a Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT).
Program topics include medical terminology, anatomy and physiology of the kidney, blood
chemistry, and renal diseases and disorders. You will be trained to operate dialysis equipment
and learn how to communicate effectively with patients and team members. Students are eligible
to complete a clinical externship upon successfully completing the program

Course Outline

• Medical Terminology
Medical terminology related to dialysis.
• Anatomy & Physiology
Anatomy and normal functions of the kidneys and origins of the terms pertaining to the
field of Nephrology.
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• Renal Failure
Wellness and disease concepts.
• Treatment of Renal Failure
Treatment options of renal failure.
• The Hemodialysis Procedure
The hemodialysis procedure and techniques.
• The Hemodialysis Team
• The role of the full hemodialysis professional team and their functions.
• Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities
• Quality improvement
• Renal Nutrition
Renal diet and regimens
• Principles of Hemodialysis
Principles and fluid dynamics
• Vascular Access
• Types of vascular access and techniques
• Patient and Staff Safety
Prevention and Infection control
• Safety Precautions and Procedures
• Osha regulations and workplace safety standards
• Pre-Dialysis Procedures
• Pre-Treatment functions and steps
• Dialysis Treatment Procedure
• Machine functions and preparation
• Dialyzer Reprocessing
• Benefits, risks and functions
• Dialysis Adequacy
Urea signs and symptoms
• Laboratory Analysis and Interpretation
• Essential tests, interpretation and medications
• Dialyzer, Dialysate and Delivery System
• Purpose and primary functions of the dialysis delivery system
• Post-Dialysis Treatment Procedures
• Post-Dialysis treatment functions and steps
• General Patient Skills
• Professional behavior and employability skills
• Water Treatment
• Purpose, advantages and disadvantages

Learner Outcomes

Upon completion of this workshop participants will be familiar with how to:
• Work under the supervision of a registered or licensed practical nurse to administer this
life-sustaining procedure in a highly invasive and specialized patient care environment.
• Perform the hemodialysis procedure, which removes waste products from the patient’s
blood
• Have a working knowledge of how blood is removed from the patient’s body, cycled
through the artificial kidney for cleansing of metabolic waste products before returning to the
patient.
• Create daily reports for patient status regarding specimens obtained for testing
• Possess core knowledge to take the professional certification exam for Certified Clinical
Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)

Prerequisites

None.
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Section Title
Dialysis Technician Program
Type
Online
Days
T, W, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2021 to Nov 24, 2021
Type
Online
Days
T, W, Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2021 to Dec 22, 2021
Type
Online
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Dec 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
100.0
Location
  • Distance
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,999.00
Section Title
Dialysis Technician Program
Type
Lecture
Days
T, W, Th
Time
2:00PM to 5:30PM
Dates
Oct 19, 2021 to Nov 24, 2021
Type
Lecture
Days
T, W, Th
Time
2:00PM to 5:30PM
Dates
Nov 30, 2021 to Dec 22, 2021
Type
Lecture
Days
Th
Time
2:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Dec 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
100.0
Location
  • Main
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,999.00
Section Title
Dialysis Technician Program
Type
Online
Days
T, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Feb 01, 2022 to Mar 02, 2022
Type
Lecture
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Feb 03, 2022 to Mar 03, 2022
Type
Online
Days
T, W
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Mar 15, 2022 to Apr 12, 2022
Type
Lecture
Days
Th
Time
6:00PM to 9:30PM
Dates
Mar 17, 2022 to Apr 07, 2022
Type
Online
Days
W
Time
6:00PM to 8:00PM
Dates
Apr 13, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
100.0
Location
  • Distance
  • Main
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,999.00
Section Notes
No class 3/8/2022 - 3/10/2022
Section Title
Dialysis Technician Program
Type
Lecture
Days
T, W, Th
Time
12:00PM to 4:00PM
Dates
Apr 19, 2022 to Jun 14, 2022
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
100.0
Location
  • Main
Delivery Options
Course Fee(s)
Tuition non-credit $1,999.00
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