Dialysis & Phlebotomy Technician
A dialysis technologist with a phlebotomy technician works under the supervision of registered nurses. He/she performs both the duties of patient and equipment care. The duties as the dialysis technologist include assisting the kidney patients during the process of dialysis, looking after the machinery, administering their medication process, and maintaining records. The duties as the phlebotomy technician include evaluation of the patients’ health before dialysis, taking blood samples, and preparing specimens for testing.
Students are also trained with knowledge & skills in the field of Phlebotomy. In addition to Dialysis Certification eligibility, graduates of this program will also be eligible to take the National Certification exam in Phlebotomy to become certified Phlebotomist.
Dialysis Technologist with Phlebotomy Technician
Hemodialysis or dialysis is a medical procedure in which waste products and extra free water are removed from the blood when the kidneys are in a state of kidney failure (kidneys are not functioning normally). Hemodialysis technicians are responsible for operating the dialysis machines and monitoring the patients undergoing treatment. Therefore Dialysis Technicians have both patient and equipment care responsibilities. During treatment, the blood travels through tubes from the patient’s body into the dialysis machine. While the blood is in the machine, it goes through a filter called a dialyzer, which removes waste and extra fluid. Once blood has been cleaned, it travels through tubes from the dialysis machine back into patient’s body.
Dialysis is usually administered either in the hospitals or in specially equipped dialysis centers. Most dialysis technicians are employed by hospitals, hospital outpatient clinics or dialysis centers. The Dialysis technicians are supervised by registered nurses. After successfully completing the program, students will be awarded Certificate of Completion from our College approved by the State. Graduates will be eligible to take National Certification Exams to become Certified Phlebotomy Technician, and Certified Dialysis Technologist.
- Learn the role and responsibility of dialysis technician
- Learn the fundamentals of hemodialysis
- Learn the process of filtration of blood
- Learn the basics of setting up and operating dialysis equipment
- Learn to monitor and adjust fluid removal rate
- Learn human anatomy & physiology, especially the Kidney system
- Learn Phlebotomy, blood draw and injections
- Learn to inserts dialysis needles into a patient's arm veins
- Learn to monitor and record vital signs during treatment
- Learn to record blood sugar & hemoglobin
- Learn patient care & safety
- Learn medication administration
- Learn to clean, assemble and maintain equipment
- Learn to work as an individual and as teamwork
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A diploma will be awarded to those students who will successfully complete all required courses as per college’s Satisfactory Academic Requirements and fulfill their financial obligation towards the college.
Graduates will be eligible to take National Certification Exams to become Certified Phlebotomy Technician through NCCT and Certified Hemodialysis Technician/Technologist through BONENT.
- Applicants must complete an application for admission
- Applicants should schedule an appointment for an application interview
- Applicants must complete a nationally recognized basic skills assessment or have a High School diploma.
- Applicants must complete and sign an enrollment agreement
The College will offer this program in on-ground format as well as in hybrid format in which students can take up to 45% of the courses using online delivery method.
BIO 101 Medical Terminology
BIO 102 Anatomy and Physiology
DIA 103 Hemodialysis Technology I
DIA 104 Hemodialysis I Lab
PHL 104 Phlebotomy
PHL 105 Phlebotomy Lab
DIA 105 Hemodialysis Technology II
DIA 106 Hemodialysis II Lab
DIA 107 Hemodialysis Externship