The Dialysis Technician Program is a 9-week program that provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of Dialysis Technicians. Under the supervision of physicians and registered nurses, Dialysis Technicians operate kidney dialysis machines, prepare dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems as well as maintain and repair equipment.
Dialysis Technicians provide service to individuals with kidney disorders. They run a dialysis machine, which acts as an artificial kidney and cleanses the patient's blood of vital signs and blood samples to adjust the dosage of anti-clotting medication. The technician inserts a needle (attached to tubes) into the patient's artery and another into the limb, starts the machine and monitors the treatment. After treatment, the technician checks the patient's vital signs and sterilizes the equipment.
Dialysis Technicians may work in hospitals, clinics and medical facilities. the demand for Dialysis Technicians continues to grow and is expected to grow at a steady pace over the next several years. This high demand is the result of an aging population causing an increase in kidney disease. Job opportunities will be the best for technicians that have the most up to date education and skills.
Southland Health Care Forum receives funding through the Health Profession Opportunity Grants (HPOG) Program. Clinical Medical Assistant, Certified Nurse Assistant, and Nursing training programs are funded by Grant #90FX0026 from the Administration for Children and Families, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).
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