Dialysis Technician Online

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: MYCAA-DT 09
Program Duration: 6 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

The Dialysis Technician Program

This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician. This program will review kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and review equipment maintenance.

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Course Description

The Dialysis Technician Profession

As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The number of dialysis technician jobs has the potential to increase by more than 35% by 2018.

While most technician training has historically been done on-the-job,todays healthcare employers are seeking well-trained technicians who possess the necessary knowledge and skills to fill this growing number of positions.

Program Objectives

This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics:

Specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines

Preparation of the dialyzer, reprocessing and delivery systems

Equipment maintenance

Skills to monitor and record a patients vital signs

The process for a dialysis teams administration of local anesthetics and drugs as needed

Assessment of patients for any complications that occur during a procedure

Patient training for at-home dialysis treatment and techniques to provide emotional support patients need for self-care

*Disclaimer: An externship is not guaranteed. All students must apply to the program and complete any prerequisite criteria before being accepted. Positions in the externship program are contingent on availability at each location. We will assist students in setting up their own externship when other options are not available.

Job Outlook

Dialysis technician job opportunities are expected to grow as the population ages and more people require dialysis. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) predicted a 16% increase in medical and clinical laboratory technician occupations between 2008 and 2018 (www.bls.gov). The BLS also stated that medical and clinical lab technicians made an average salary of ,190 in 2010. However, according to Salary.com, the median salary for dialysis technicians was ,499, as of 2011.

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