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    Dialysis Technician with Pediatric & Geriatric Specialization


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    Hours: 365
    Duration: 6 months

    Language: English

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    Certification included

    To request more information, you can contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Online courses are accessible 24/7/365 and self-paced, allowing you to progress at your own pace on your own schedule. They can be taken from anywhere in the world from the comfort of your own home. Classroom courses have a set schedule of the days and times the courses will be held, and you must attend during those specific times.

    Find out if online learning is right for you by contacting our team of registration advisers. Our team is available to answer any of your questions about taking an online course before you commit to enrolling. We will walk you through what to expect to ensure you are making the right decision. You can contact a registration adviser today via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    No, you are not required to have a diploma or higher education degree to enroll in an online course. However, some occupations may require minimum educational thresholds for employment or certification. For more information on your desired career requirements, please contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    To take an online course, you will need to have access to an internet connection and an internet ready device such as a laptop, PC, or tablet. For course specific requirements, please visit the course page or contact a registration adviser today.

    Our courses are developed with multiple formats including text, audio, video, and interactivity. Our courses also include multiple resources and tools which can include flashcards, games, activities, and more.

    No, you can take the online courses from anywhere in the world.

    We participate in several financial assistance options including third party funding, both military and non-military. To request more information on the financial assistance options available and check your eligibility, contact us via online chat, our website contact form, or toll free at 1-855-201-6910.

    Duration is the amount of time you will receive access to your course. Durations vary by course and range between 1 month and 12 months. If you complete your course before your duration ends you will continue to have access to your course until the duration period ends.

    Many of our career training programs include certification vouchers. This means that at the successful completion of your course, at no additional charge, you will receive an exam voucher for the corresponding industry certification. This voucher will allow you to register and sit for the appropriate certification exam to obtain your industry credential.

    Our online courses are open enrollment, so you can start immediately. If you are using any third-party funding to cover your course tuition, your start date may be a future date determined by your funding program.

    Once enrolled, you will be assigned a client adviser who will provide you with customer and technical support. Your client adviser will supply you with your course access information, any needed materials, and be available to answer any questions you have during your training experience. They will regularly check-in with you to monitor your progress and assist you with staying on track. You will also be assigned to a course mentor who will provide curriculum support throughout your training. Your mentor is available to answer any questions you have on your course curriculum, will monitor your progress and understanding of the curriculum, and may give assignments or quizzes.

    If you experience any trouble accessing your course including technical issues or lost login credentials, please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    We strive to provide a fully online experience for students however some of our training courses include physical materials or equipment. Courses that have materials shipped directly to students will be shipped within 7 business days of registration. Some training courses have material for different sections and these courses may require multiple shipments as you completed stages of your course.

    Our goal for students is to successfully complete their training course and achieve their career goals. We understand that extenuating circumstances can interfere with your ability to complete your course in the duration given. Because of this we have free or low-cost extensions available for our courses upon request. To discuss or request an extension please contact your client adviser at helpdesk@worldeducation.net.

    Upon successful completion of your course and fulfillment of any outstanding financial obligations, you will receive your certificate of completion. Certificates are provided to you within 30 days of completion. Your certificate will validate the training course you completed with a stamp of completion.

    Students that successfully complete our career training programs are assigned a career development adviser who will coordinate placement at a local externship or hands on opportunity. These opportunities are optional and may vary based on availability and occupation. Your career development adviser will also provide job search services such as: resume building, mock interviews, job opportunity resources, and more. Our professional enrichment courses do not come with a career adviser or career services.

    Program Description

    As kidney failure continues to be a growing national health problem, kidney disease is driving the growing demand for well-trained dialysis technicians. Dialysis technicians are employed in hospitals, outpatient clinics, and other medical facilities. The number of dialysis technician jobs has the potential to increase by more than 35% by 2018. This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge needed to perform as a dialysis technician. This program will review kidney dialysis machines, preparing dialyzer reprocessing and delivery systems, and review equipment maintenance. This program includes a pediatric and geriatric specialization that will give students an advantage when pursuing employment working with children and the elderly. This Dialysis Technician Program provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to perform the duties required of dialysis technicians. This course covers the following key areas and topics: • Specific procedures to operate kidney dialysis machines • Preparation of the dialyzer, reprocessing and delivery systems • Equipment maintenance • Skills to monitor and record a patient’s vital signs • The process for a dialysis teams’ administration of local anesthetics and drugs as needed • Assessment of patients for any complications that occur during a procedure • Patient training for at-home dialysis treatment and techniques to provide emotional support patients need for self-care • Renal physiology and the pathology of renal failure • Principles of hemodialysis and hematological aspects • Dialyzer reuse preparation, dialysate, and delivery systems • Basic body chemistry including fluid and electrolyte balance • Clinical manifestations of end-stage renal disease • Routine aspects of hemodialysis • Dietary regulation and medication problems relating to dialysis • Acute renal failure and dialysis • Kidney transplantation • Peritoneal dialysis • Diabetes and hemodialysis

    Learning Objectives

    Upon completion of this course, students will be well versed in: • Knowledge and use of aseptic techniques and standard precautions • Renal physiology and the pathology of renal failure • How to perform and record physical measurements including weight and vital signs • Principles of hemodialysis and hematological aspects • Dialyzer reuse preparation, dialysate, and delivery systems • Basic body chemistry including fluid and electrolyte balance • Clinical manifestations of end-stage renal disease • Routine aspects of hemodialysis

    Courses Included

    • Dialysis Technician
    • Geriatrics Specialization for Healthcare Professionals
    • Pediatrics Specialization


    Module 1 – Dialysis and Renal Disease • The Dialysis Team and History of Dialysis • Basic Chemistry of Body Fluids and Electrolytes • Renal Physiology and the Pathology of Renal Failure • Clinical Manifestations of End-Stage Renal Disease Module 2 – Principles of Hemodialysis • The Dialysate • The Dialyzer • The Delivery System • Principles of Hemodialysis • Water Treatment • Infection Control Module 3 – Needs of the Dialysis Patient • Anticoagulation and Heparin Administration • Access to the Bloodstream • Patient and Machine Monitoring and Assessment • Nutrition Management • Laboratory Data: Analysis and Interpretation Module 4 – Dialysis Complications and Related Procedures • Diabetes and Hemodialysis • Medication Problems and Dialysis • Acute Kidney Injury and Dialysis • Peritoneal Dialysis and Home Dialysis Therapies • Kidney Transplants Module 5 – Special Dialysis Populations • Pediatric Hemodialysis • Chronic Kidney Disease in the Elderly • Psychosocial Effects of Dialysis Therapy • Management of Quality in Dialysis Care Module 6 - Pediatrics • Common Conditions in the Pediatric Population • Communicating with Pediatric Patients and Parents • Age-Related Development Module 7 – Geriatric • The medical assistant's role in the geriatric office • Physical changes that take place during aging • Psychological aspects of aging • The social components of the aging process • Nutritional needs and challenges associated with aging • Various cultural views of the elderly in society



    Potential students should have at least rudimentary knowledge of medical anatomy and procedures.


    • Review of Hemodialysis for Nurses and Dialysis Personnel (Not included)

    Technical Requirements

    All required reference materials are provided with this program. Technical requirements: Internet Connection • Broadband or High-Speed (DSL, Cable, Wireless) Hardware Requirements • Processor - 2GHz Processor or Higher • Memory - 1 GB RAM Minimum Recommended Software Requirements • Operating Systems - Windows 7, 8 or 10; Mac OS x 10 or higher • Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013 or a Word Processing application to save and open Microsoft Office formats (.doc, .docx, .xls, .xlsx, .ppt, .pptx) • Internet Browsers - Google Chrome is highly recommended • Cookies MUST be enabled • Pop-ups MUST be allowed (Pop-up Blocker disabled) • Adobe PDF Reader


    This program is designed to cover the key objectives of the leading dialysis technician certification exams. Although some students do immediately pursue certain certifications, most national exams require job experience for formal dialysis technician certification. The BONENT Certified Hemodialysis Technologist/Technician examination requires one year of experience (12 months) in nephrology patient care, and current active participation in an ESRD facility. Each state may have additional licensing requirements, be sure to research your states requirements for employment by visiting your states occupation board.


    • 100% Online, Self-Paced • Open Enrollment • Admissions and Student Support • Multimedia Rich and Interactive Content • Industry Certification Exam, when applicable • Hands-on Opportunity Upon Completion

    Career Services

    Students that successfully complete our career training are given a full years access to our modern day career services. With our career services, students are provided a multitude of career development tools to help launch their career quickly and successfully. These tools include:

    • Certification Exam Voucher and Registration Assistance (If Applicable)
    • Resume Building Assistance
    • Externship or Shadowing Placement
    • Career Coaching
    • Employer Skills Matching
    • And More!

    We are dedicated to serving our students on their unique career development journey. Whether you are transitioning to a new career, entering the workforce for the first time, or an experienced professional looking to climb the corporate ladder, our career services team can provide you with professional development tools applicable for any stage of your career.

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