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Learning to be a Dialysis Technician through Formal Education and Training


Dialysis technicians have become an increasingly important part of providing patient care to individuals who suffer from end stage renal failure. The process of removing harmful water and waste from the body can be complex and time consuming. Those who are looking for a rewarding career in the medical industry with few barriers to entry are encouraged to consider their technician education and training options. – PowerPoint PPT presentation

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Title: Learning to be a Dialysis Technician through Formal Education and Training

Dialysis Technician
  • Education and Training Options

Technician Career Path
  • Experiencing strong growth
  • Demand for care has increased dramatically
  • Healthcare companies have built hundreds of new
  • Administrators are hiring thousands of new
  • Entry-level position
  • Very few education and training requirements
  • Ideal for those who do not want to spend several
    years in college or completing specialty training

Role of the Technician
  • Unlicensed provider
  • Works under supervision of nurse or physician
  • Performs routine patient care activities
  • Medical history documentation
  • Record changes in health status
  • Measure vital signs and fluid fluctuations
  • Prepare patients for treatment
  • Monitor treatment period
  • Provide emotional support
  • Offer patient education

State and Federal Regulations
  • Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)
  • States usually adopt federal guidelines
  • Technicians must have high school diploma or GED
  • Must complete a formal training program
  • Must pass a certification exam within 18 months
    of hire
  • May complete education and training through
    in-house instruction
  • May complete education and training through a
    local community college or vocational school

Entering the Profession
  • Contact local employers to find out about
  • Speak with local colleges about certificate
  • Read about the profession online
  • Become familiar with legislation with ones own
  • Review federal guidelines and requirements
  • Actively participate in local and national
  • Check into certification eligibility requirements

Certification Options
  • Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and
    Technology (BONENT)
  • Has list of approved training programs
  • May need to contact them if enrolling in a
    program not listed
  • Will usually approve applicant with proper
  • National Nephrology Certification Organizations
  • Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
  • Generally need documentation of program
  • Proof of high school level education

Home Study Courses
  • Medical Education Institute (MEI)
  • Kidney School
  • Core Curriculum for the Dialysis Technician
  • National Association of Nephrology Technicians
  • National Kidney Foundation
  • American Kidney Fund
  • Complementary to formal education and training
  • Often used to prepare for certifications
  • May be used to meet continuing education

  • Dialysis Technician School
  • www.dialysistechniciansalary.org
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