A dialysis technician provides care for patients when their kidneys can no longer clean toxins from the blood or remove excess fluid. Dialysis Technicians are in charge of assembling the machine and making sure it is in proper working order. The technician checks a patient's chart, administers local anesthetic inserts dialysis needles, and initiates dialysis according to the MD’s. prescription. During dialysis, the technician checks the fluid removal rates and adjusts them as needed. The technician responds to any alarms or emergencies during the treatment process. After dialysis, the technician disconnects the machine, disinfects it, and records the patient's vital signs. The technician is an important part of a patient's care team, which includes doctors nurses, dietitians, and social workers. The technician notifies the registered nurse about the patient's emotional or physical concerns and collaborate about the treatment. A positive bedside manner, commitment to patient confidentiality and willingness to help educate the patient on care and maintenance are necessary. Upon completion of the Nephrology Technician Certification Course you will be able to guide the patient through the dialysis process.
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As I wake each day, I think of how fortunate I am to be able to go about my day and not have to rely on machine to keep me alive. I also think about the patients that I serve and how they deserve to have a caregiver that is compassionate, caring, professional, and willing to go the extra mile to see their patients healthy and happy.. I have 24 years of experience in nephrology and I want to use my experience to help others to have a better life and help my students become leaders in community. This is my "why"
Educating Nephrology Technicians in the 21st century that are mindful, empathetic, compassionate and are equipped with the skills necessary to provide quality care to End Stage Renal Disease patients.
The Dialysis Technician Program is a 10-week course that allows the student to sit for the National Nephrology Certification Organization (NNCC) Exam or the Board of Nephrology Examiners and Nursing Technology (Bonent) exam.
The cost of the program is $800..00 and low cost financing is available.
We train students that are focused on providing quality, compassionate patient care to the End Stage Renal Disease Community.
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