Dialysis technicians work together with licensed practical nurses (LPN) and registered nurses (RN) to provide direct care to patients undergoing treatment due to renal failure. Dialysis technician provides and discontinues dialysis, monitors patient status and vital signs, obtains blood samples, and documents cares provided. They are also responsible for including programming, equipment management, cleaning and monitoring the hemodialysis machines.
This program teaches students how to work with patients and how to use hemodialysis equipment properly. The program focuses on helping students learn to take vital signs, obtain vascular access, take laboratory blood samples and work comfortable with patients and families.
The Key Course Components of our dialysis training class at Norcross Institute of Allied Health are:
- Principles of Dialysis
- Knowledge of Hemodialysis devices
- Vascular access
- Hemodialysis Procedures
- Hemodialysis Complications
- Dialyzer Reprocessing
- Water Treatment
Our dialysis training class is designed to prepare students to take the National exam. Dialysis Technicians monitor patients before, during, and after dialysis treatment. Students will learn the necessary techniques to take care and assist patients in a dialysis setting. The curriculum covered will include vascular access, water treatment, machine set up and break down, and body mechanics. Our program utilizes Hemodialysis machines equipped with student training simulators and incorporates a specialized vascular access segment.
Length: 322 Clock Hours; 12 Instructional Weeks
Credential Awarded: Certificate
Mode of Delivery: Residential
Our program program utilizes both didactic and laboratory teaching methods followed by clinical experiences. All classes are taught on-site, by instructors who are highly qualified in their areas. The use of medical equipment gives students both the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary for success.
Some of the resources and equipment available for students:
- Library, including Textbooks, Reference Books, Medical Journals
- Hemodialysis Machines
- Stress Test Machine
- EKG Machines
- Vital Sign Monitors
- Patient Lifts and other Assistance Equipment
An externship course is included in this program to provide students with the opportunity to apply their knowledge and skills to real-life situations in healthcare setting. Students are required to complete the required externship hours and other related learning activities prior to graduation.
Norcross Institute offers a variety of personalized career services to current students and graduates. We work directly with employers to help provide exposure to our highly qualified students and graduates. Our goal is to align current students and graduates with employers and open positions that match their qualifications through our Employer Partnership Program.
We offer a range of job search strategies such as:
- Interview tips & techniques
- Information about career fields and employment outlook
- Resumé and cover letter assistance
- Individual career coaching targeted specifically to the student and his or her goals
- Assist graduates in job placement with various hospitals
We also offer help on how to utilize various online employment websites for students and graduates, including E-Hire, which can send students job leads within a 50-mile radius of their zip code, specific to their certification. Although NIAH is devoted to helping students in job placement, the school cannot guarantee jobs to graduates upon program completion or upon graduation.