Hemodialysis, also known as dialysis, is a medical procedure that removes waste products and also extra free water from the blood when the kidneys are failing (kidneys are not functioning normally). Operating the dialysis machine and keeping an eye on the patients undergoing treatment are the responsibilities of hemodialysis technicians.
Dialysis technicians are therefore responsible for both patient and equipment care. The patient’s blood enters the dialysis machine via tubes during treatment. Dialyzers are filters that remove waste and extra fluid from the blood while it is in a machine. After being cleaned, blood is returned to the patient’s body via tubes from the dialysis machine. Dialysis is usually performed in hospitals or in specifically equipped dialysis centers. The majority of dialysis technicians work in hospitals, hospital outpatient clinics, or dialysis centers and the registered nurses supervise the dialysis technicians. Students who successfully complete the program will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from our State-approved College. Graduates will be able to sit for National Certification Exams to become a well-trained Certified Phlebotomy Technician or a Dialysis Technologist.