Course Description

Students will complete 96 hours of detailed theoretical studies and practical applications of Hemodialysis policies, principles, and practices.

Theoretical Studies

  1. Professionalism
  2. Quality assessment performance improvement in Dialysis
  3. Patient Care Technician Certification requirements and process
  4. Renal Anatomy and Physiology
  5. Manifestations of kidney failure
  6. Treatment modality options for people with end stage renal disease
    1. Transplantation, Peritoneal Dialysis, Home Hemodialysis In-Center Hemodialysis
  7. Renal Nutrition
  8. Patient Education
  9. Principles of Dialysis, Complications of Dialysis, Hemodialysis devices and equipments.
  10. Vascular Access Management
  11. Infection Control - Standards of Practice
  12. Water Treatment
Purified Water Storage Tank at DTIE - Dialysis Training Institute of Excellence

Purified Water Storage Tank

Dialyzer and Blood Line Priming at DTIE - Dialysis Training Institute of Excellence

Dialyzer and Blood Line Priming

Practical Experiences

Onsite hands on practice skills
  1. Preparation and set up of dialysis machines
  2. Cannulation techniques
  3. Infection control techniques and practices
  4. Dialysis Patient Assessment and Observations
  5. Dialysis treatment required documentation
  6. Responding to dialysis complications
  7. Cleaning and Disinfection of dialysis equipments

Clinical Externship in a Dialysis Center

You will experience a first hand look of the dialysis operations including an overview of the water treatment delivery system.

Carbon Filters at DTIE - Dialysis Training Institute of Excellence

Carbon Filters

Dialysis Room Set-up at DTIE - Dialysis Training Institute of Excellence

Dialysis Room Set-up