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The Tukiendorf Training Institute offers the Hemodialysis Technician Program for people who want to work in the rapidly growing healthcare field. Hemodialysis Technicians work in hospitals, free standing clinics, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, long term care facilities, private homes and for home healthcare agencies.

General Objectives:

This course is designed to train Hemodialysis Technicians in the basic skills necessary to perform hemodialysis functions and to be efficient and effective healthcare team members. This comprehensive program is designed to provide the student with basic hemodialysis theory and practical and clinical experience and to work in a variety of environments. Classroom instruction and practicals will be held at Tukiendorf Training Institute and the clinical portion will be held at local dialysis centers.
Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to:
Learn, understand and perform all duties of a Hemodialysis Technician. Hemodialysis Technicians work with people whose kidneys no longer work properly or at all. These technicians operate machines that remove wastes, salt, and extra water from patients' blood while keeping safe levels of certain chemicals. They work under the supervision of physicians and nurses. Dialysis patients generally use the machine for about four hours, three times a week. The technicians prepare patients, monitor, adjust settings on the machine, and perform required procedures when dialysis is completed. Dialysis technicians help patients feel comfortable during the procedure and keep the machine in good working order.
After the year 2000, nearly 20 percent of the American population will be over 65 years of age. If current trends continue, many will have End Stage Renal Disease. This increase, and technological advances in Nephrology, will require an ever growing demand for new Hemodialysis Technicians. The employment outlook is very good through the year 2012. The field is growing steadily with excellent job opportunities in healthcare.

Program admission requirements
•    High School Diploma or GED certificate
•    Complete the application and pay the $ 60.00 application fee.
•    Completion of a Certified Nursing Assistant, Phlebotomy Technician or Patient Care Technician program is encouraged.
•    Complete a general physical exam (application at school), documentation of recent two-step TB skin test, proof of PPD, Tetanus/Diphtheria, Rubella/Measles vaccine, Hepatitis B vaccine. Students are responsible for all costs associated with meeting these physical requirements.

•    CPR certification is required. (See admin. Administrator for classes if needed)

To help ensure your success in passing the certification examination, you can repeat part or all of this course at no additional cost to you!

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