The Dialysis Technician course trains students to become skilled dialysis technicians.
COURSE OBJECTIVE AND CURRICULUM
The Diploma in Dialysis Technician course trains students to become skilled dialysis tech-nicians, capable of handling haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis on both Fresinius and B Braun dialysis machines. The course also includes training on the preparation of dialysis fluids, as well as the washing and storage of dialyzers for reuse. A diploma holder is capa-ble of setting up and operating the dialysis machines, mixing dialysate according the for-mula, and priming dialyzer with saline or heparinized solution to prepare the machine.
Our students are trained to prepare a patient both physically and psychologically for the dialy-sis procedure by recording patient details prior to dialysis, explain the procedure and func-tioning of the machine, providing reassurance to anxious patients and then beginning with the physical care needed. Our training includes running safety checks for the machine set-tings, particularly the pressures, conductivity, and temperature. Further, students are trained to be vigilant regarding the patient’s reactions and monitor venous and arterial pressures, fluid removal and replacement as achieved during the dialysis procedure.
The course curriculum covers the following topics:
- Basic anatomy, physiology and pathology
- Basic & clinical biochemistry
- Basic & systemic microbiology
- General pharmacology
- Renal anatomy & physiology
- Common kidney disorders, diagnosis of kidney disease
- Management of kidney disease
- Predialysis preparation and assessment
- Peritoneal dialysis & Haemodialysis
- Vascular access
- Renal nutrition
- Heparin therapy
- Complications arising from haemodialysis
- Haemodialysis prescriptions
- Water treatment methods
- Infection control
- Arterial cannulation and arteriovenous fistula management
- Biomedical waste management
- Common snags in dialysis machines
- Cleansing and maintenance of dialysis machines
- RO system
- Hospital Information System and Dialysis
- Dialysis Patients’ Rights and Responsibilities
- 12th Science or graduate in any stream
- 20 Years
- 2 Years including 6 months of on job training
Works under the supervision of physicians and nurses in:
- Multispeciality hospitals
- Dialysis centres
- Home settings
- Operates dialysis machines under supervision of doctors
- Performs dialysis on patients with severe kidney disease.
- Responsible for the operation, cleaning, maintenance, and sterilisation of the dialysis machines.