Dialysis Technician Training at Everest
Posted Monday, Jul 20, 2009 by
The recession has affected all areas of the economy in one way or another, and has resulted in some job losses even in the medical field. However, there is still potential for employment and job security in more specialized areas of medicine.
Dialysis technician training is still in high demand because it’s a life saving procedure that’s covered by major health insurance carriers as well as Medicaid.
Dialysis technician training can give you the skills to perform dialysis on a patient who suffers from kidney failure and is undergoing treatments that require removal of blood from the system. The blood undergoes filtering, where waste products are removed allowing the blood to be reintroduced into the circulatory system.
A dialysis session will normally take several hours to complete. Patients typically undergo the procedure twice a week at a local hospital or dialysis clinic. The frequency of treatment will increase as a patient’s kidneys continue to deteriorate. Dialysis technician training can give students the training and skills needed to help people live longer lives.
The dialysis technician training program gives students exposure to the field of hemodialysis and helps them develop the skills to seek entry-level employment as a dialysis technician when it comes time to launch a career.
Program training is relatively short, which makes the course a viable solution for those wanting to gain access to the medical field in as little time as possible.
Classroom instruction will keep you involved, and you’ll cover such areas as the
principles of dialysis, anatomy and physiology of the kidney, fluid and electrolyte balance, hematologic aspects, infectious diseases, dialysis systems and equipment, vascular access to circulation, dietary regulation, blood chemistries, complications of renal failure, psychosocial aspects, renal transplantation and renal dialysis.
Why not contact Everest today to learn more about how you can start training as a dialysis technician in an industry that can readily appreciate your skills and help you apply them in the growing field of health care.