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About this course:
Certificate in Hemodialysis Technology
Earn your Hemodialysis Technician Certificate from Platt College in as little as 20 to 26 weeks!
NOTE: This program, due to its short length, is NOT accredited by ACCSC.
The Hemodialysis Technician Program at the Platt School of Medical Sciences is a comprehensive program designed to prepare students, through lecture and hands-on training, for entry level employment in a dialysis unit. The program consists of 120 hours of lecture and laboratory plus 200 hours of externship training. Clinical assignments are in local hospitals and dialysis centers under the supervision of an experienced hemodialysis nurse.
Students will learn:
Principles of renal failure and dialysis
Role of the hemodialysis technician in a dialysis unit
Operation of dialysis devices
Universal Precautions/Asepsis and Aseptic Technique
Anatomy And Physiology of the Renal System
Pre Dialysis Patient Preparation
Preparing dialysis equipment
Other related topics of dialysis, patient care and treatment
A certificate of completion is awarded to students who successfully complete the course. The graduates will also be prepared to sit for the national certification examination for dialysis technicians.