Dialysis Technician Training

Dialysis Technician training requires as a minimum a high school diploma or equivalent.  Training options include on- the-job training, employer sponsored training, or schools such as community college and vocation school training.  Various associate degrees and certificate programs are offeredOnline dialysis technician schools offer programs but still require practical hands-on clinical training at a dialysis facility.

Dialysis technician classes
may include principles and process of the dialysis treatment, renal system anatomy and nephrology.  Dialysis technician schools also teach courses such as vital signs monitoring, physical and emotional needs of  dialysis patients and physiology.  Dialysis tech schools may also teach aseptic techniques
anatomy, blood chemistry and more. These dialysis technician programs include supervised clinical training.

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Information on this page summarized from:
(1)  Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technologists and Technicians, http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/medical-and-clinical-laboratory-technologists-and-technicians.htm
(2)  Wikipedia contributors, "Dialysis," Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia

(3) Renal Career Fact Sheet - Dialysis Technician,  http://www.kidney.org/professionals/cnnt/techcnnt.cfm

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