|Hemodialysis Technician + Externship (including Voucher)
Contact Hours: 350
|Includes a voucher to take the BONENT - Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician (CHT) national certification exam upon completion.
Hemodialysis Technicians help patients with end stage renal disease, also known as, permanent kidney failure, to receive safe and effective dialysis treatment. It is their duty to ensure high quality care for patients while maintaining professionalism. This course is designed to prepare students for employment as hemodialysis technicians or dialysis technicians. The technician will help patients with end state renal disease (permanent kidney failure) receive safe and effective dialysis treatments by learning what dialysis is, how dialysis was developed, how to use and maintain dialysis equipment, how to ensure high quality care for patients and how to maintain professionalism. This program will highlight organs and function of the renal system, renal failure/ESRD, Uremia, psychosocial aspects of renal failure, infection control and standard precautions, procedural clinical proficiency, extracorporeal circuit, and water treatments. Additional requirements to take this program include physical examination form with current immunizations, facility specific lab tests and current Mantoux is required along with copies of current CPR and First Aid cards prior to students doing their externships.
This program is BONENT approved and thus has met the extensive requirements for the quality and professionalism the industry supports.
PLEASE NOTE the following caveat regarding all externships at this time: Due to COVID-19, Physical Externships may not be available. If at the end of the online portion of training, a Physical Externship is not available due to COVID-19 guidelines, a Virtual Externship will be offered in its stead. Virtual Externships are consistent with meeting the certification guidelines and are reviewed by faculty or preceptors.
This practice will remain in place until the healthcare sites will allow students to attend with patients and practice skills.
Externship is a work-based learning experience that enables the student to apply specialized occupational theory, skills, and concepts under direct supervision of the clinical professional. Students are placed into externship sites based on availability and preference choices. All externship sites must meet the core MK Education externship objectives and verification process. Externship placements occur after successful completion of the course and student acknowledges all guidelines stipulated in an externship application. Although it`s rare, students must commit up to a 1 hour (one way) commute or longer depending on student location and are responsible for any expenses associate with such. The student will also be responsible for any expenses (if any) associated with externship onboarding requirements such as background checks & drug screens.
Please note: course of study may be completed earlier than indicated.
|National Association and Certification Exams -
The Dialysis Technician Training program prepares students for multiple practice roles and national certifications. As an entry-level clinical profession this program is ideal for students in the allied health care field. The National Certification examinations require that students should have a high school diploma or completed the General Equivalency Diploma (GED).
The exams students could* be eligible for include:
- Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician (CCHT)
- Certified Clinical Nephrology Technician (CCNT)
- Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician (CHT)
(Each exam has various requirements for eligibility and must be met before registration of any exam.)
- Practical Experience
- Online exercises
- Lab Simulations
|All training is delivered online except for portions of the virtual Externship. No additional purchase required.
- Water Treatment
- Introduction to Anatomy and Physiology
- Scientific Principles of Dialysis
- Complications of Hemodialysis
- Hemodialysis Technician Core
- Hemodialysis Technician CVC
- Diabetes Education
- Dialyzer Reuse
- Dialyzer Reprocessing
- Acute and Chronic Renal Failure
- Chronic Kidney Disease
- Dialysis Law
- Treatment Monitoring
- Medical Terminology
- Renal Nutrition
- Peritoneal Dialysis
- Infection Control
- Sociology of Dialysis Patients
- Define the role of each multi-disciplinary team member
- Define scope of practice for each member
- Discuss the history of Dialysis
- Explain the following principles: diffusion, osmosis, filtration, ultrafiltration, and convection
- Discuss how the principles relate to dialysis.
- 6.Describe the principles of fluid dynamics.
- List 10 chemicals in tap water.
- Identify all components of a water treatment room.
- Describe the function of three components of water treatment for hemodialysis.
- Identify all organs of the Urinary system.
- Describe the function of the kidneys.
- Explain the importance of electrolytes in the renal patient.
- List five complications of hemodialysis.
- Explain the prevention for five complication of hemodialysis
- Identify the 3 different types of membranes and dialyzers
- Calculate UFR and TMP
- Identify 4 ways Kt/V and URR can be improved
- Discuss the purpose ofdialysate
- List the composition of dialysate
- Discuss the purpose of bicarbonate
- List the composition of bicarbonate
- Identify 3 components of hemodialysis delivery systems
- Describe the purpose of each component of the hemodialysis delivery systems
- Identify the different types of CVC
- Understand the functions of temporary access
- Identify the locations within the body that catheters can be placed
- Understand and demonstrate the proper care of a Central Venous Catheter
- Understand the risk of catheters
- Understand the complications that can arise from improper care of central venous catheters
- Describe the differences between type 1 and type 2 diabetes
- Discuss the complication of untreated diabetes in the dialysis patient.
- Understand the functions of reuses
- Identify and explain the labeling system for a dialyzer
- Identify the different parts of a reuses room and disinfection procedure
- Understand the complications of reuse
- Understand and demonstrate proper treatment initiation using reuse dialyzers
- Understand adverse reactions/complications to patients caused my misuse of reuse
- Describe and discuss hypertension and hypotension
- Differentiate between the terms Hypotension and hypertension
- Describe the proper PPE to be worn.
- Understand the concept of universal precautions
- Understand the concept of cross-contamination