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Want to Know More about Being a Hemodialysis Technician?

Hemodialysis Professionals are in great demand. Dialysis treatment is a lifesaving procedure for thousands of patients with kidney disease. Working as a dialysis technician is a highly specialized skill set in healthcare, critical to the care of patients whose kidneys no longer function properly. Our training will set you apart from other candidates looking to enter this field. Complete your certified hemodialysis technician program in as little as 3 months.

Watch the informative videos:

Patient Care Technician Day in the Life 

A Day in the Life of a Dialysis Center 

Dialysis Education Video 

Davita Dialysis Clinic Tour 

Fresenius Employee Engagement 

How Does Dialysis Work?  

Program Overview

Hemodialysis cleans the blood of waste products and excess fluids by passing the blood through an artificial kidney, or dialyzer, for patients with end-stage renal disease. As a Certified Hemodialysis Technician you will work under the direction of nurses and physicians and be responsible for providing direct patient care, monitoring the patient and hemodialysis machine, perform safety checks on the equipment and systems, and all required procedures upon completion of patient’s treatment.

Course Objectives

Your training here will focus on topics that prepare you for work in the Hemodialysis field and prepare you take the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing Technology (BONENT)

Certification Examination.  Topics include but are not limited to:

  • Principles of Hemodialysis
  • Renal Anatomy and Physiology
  • Complications of Renal Failure
  • Renal Nutrition
  • Lab Work
  • Vascular Access Care
  • Infection Control Practice
  • Water Treatment
  • Dialyzer Reprocessing
  • Fresenius©-Machine setup, Operation, & Disinfection
  • Management of Alarms
  • Electronics
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Ethics, Rights and Responsibilities
  • Patient Confidentiality
  • AHA BCLS/CPR
  • Patient as the Customer
  • Fire and OSHA Safety
  • Ergonomics of Lifting
  • Professional Development
  • Working as a Team & Effective Communication Skills
  • Administration of Hemodialysis Medications
  • Anemia Management
  • Mineral Bone Management and Organ Transplantation

Pre-requisite

18 years of age or older, High School diploma (or equivalent) or official transcript.

Required Textbooks

  1. Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician: A Comprehensive Review of Hemodialysis, 6th Edition, Medical Education Institute, Inc., 
  2. American Heart Association Basic Life Support (BLS) Provider Manual (ISBN: 9781616694074)

Schedule and Fees

AHX-173 35 sessions (144 hours) includes BONENT exam review sessions / $2,500

Classes Run: October 5 - December 21, 2021 

Tuesdays, Thursdays 6-10pm, and Saturdays from 9am-1pm

Internship: minimum 250 hours (If qualified)

REGISTER

For more information contact:

Rodney Shannon 718-281-5522

RShannon@qcc.cuny.edu

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