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Renal Dialysis Technology Advanced Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Renal Dialysis Technology

Advanced Certificate (AC)

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

36

Program/Plan Number

248

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

Also Offered At

 

Courses

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

36  CH

​The following courses are seperated into three semesters:

Fall Semester: Biology 121, Renal Technology/Nephrology 101, 102, 103 & 104; 

Spring Semester: Chemistry 121, Renal Technology/Nephrology 105, 106, 107 & 108; 

Summer Semester: Renal Technology/Nephrology 109. 

Biology
BIOLOGY 121
Biology I 5
Cellular and Molecular Biology. Introduction to biochemistry, molecular genetics, cell structure, function and processes. Laboratory required. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Chemistry
CHEM 121
Basic Chemistry I 4
Principles of general inorganic chemistry, including properties of matter, dimensional analysis, fundamentals of stoichiometry, interpretation of the periodic table, nomenclature and introduction to solution chemistry and commonly used concentration units. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101 and eligibility for Math 118 or higher or Consent of Department Chairperson.
IAI Approved
Offered at: Harold Washington Harry S Truman Kennedy-King Malcolm X Olive-Harvey Richard J. Daley Wilbur Wright
Renal Technology / Nephrology
REN TC 101
Intro To Hemodialysis and Hemodialysis Procedures 3
Structure and function of kidneys and role of kidneys in maintaining homeostasis. Basic chemistry of body fluids and electrolytes. Acid base balance, fluid overload and calculation of fluid overload for dialysis patients. Chronic kidney disease and stages of chronic kidney disease. End stage renal disease and treatment options. Professionalism, ethical issues and continuous quality improvement in hemodialysis. Today?s dialysis environment and the role of regulatory agencies and organizations for hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis patient care. Infection control and safety in dialysis units. Patient assessment for hemodialysis and data collection. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Grade of C or better in HEAPRO 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson AND REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 102
Basic Hemodialysis Procedures I 3
Dialysis equipment, and machine assembly, blood lines, side ports and monitors, blood pump, air bubble detector, types of dialyzers, dialysis solution circuit and monitors. Individual versus central dialysate proportioning system, conductivity meter, machine preparation for operation, safety checks for dialysis machine, safety monitors and safety alarms, machine disassembly, internal and external machine disinfection, water treatment (deionization and reverse osmosis), uses of medication for dialysis patients and patient education on the use of medication, coagulation mechanisms, anticoagulation, heparinization and heparin pump and heparin free dialysis.. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Grade of C or better in HEAPRO 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson AND Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 103
Basic Hemodialsys Principles and Practice I 3
Uremic syndrome and its manifestations, advantages and disadvantages of different replacement therapies. Dialysis adequacy and factors effecting dialysis adequacy. Dialysis prescription and patient care plans for hemodialysis treatment. Access and different types of access for hemodialysis. Access complications, access care, cannulation technique and patient education on hemodialysis access. Patient and machine related complications, identification and management. Patient data recording and analysis. Anticoagulation, heparin use and complications. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Grade of C or better in HEAPRO 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson AND Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 104
Hemodialysis Procedures I 3
Advantages and disadvantages of various types of machines, dialyzers and supplies. Dialysis related problems; disequilibrium, air embolism, excessive ultrafiltration, dialyzer rupture, dialyzer clotting, line separation, pyrogenic reaction, hemolysis, convulsions, hepatitis; conductivity and temperature; effect of end stage renal disease on the patient, family and dialysis personnel; disease control. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 247 or REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 105
Heparinization/Bacteriology in Dialysis 3
Aseptic technique, medical ethics, legal aspects in the field of nephrology, infectious disease control, isolation techniques, patient care techniques, professional relationships of being a member of a health care team, legal aspects of medical records, patient care plan, physician orders, EKG for normal ESRD and arrhythmias. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 247 or REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 106
Diagnostic Test & Procedures in Nephrology 3
Diagnostic tests and their interpretation, an overview of bacteriology, virology, hematology, biochemistry and immunology as related to the renal patients. Infection control practices at dialysis units and hospitals will be covered. Hemodialysis access to blood steam, cannulation skills and techniques will be presented and practiced in the lab. Participation in community health screening for detection of early kidney disease. Pharmacological aspects of renal failure and access care will be explored. Patient education regarding nutrition and dietary restrictions for the dialysis patient and on dietary control. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in HEAPRO 101, REN TC 101,102,103 and 108. Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 248 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 107
Hemodialysis Procedures II 3
Theory of negative pressure; laboratory instructions in building, sterilizing, priming, testing, washing and preparing for use. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 247 or REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 108
Clinical Experience I 3
Orientation to hemodialysis facility. Orientation to the water treatment equipment for in center dialysis unit and methods to treat water for hemodialysis use. Water testing for contaminants. Auxiliary medical equipment use. Infection control at dialysis units. Laboratory tests for hemodialysis patients and analysis. Blood draw techniques for lab testing in hemodialysis patients. Introduction to patient care, machine set up and breakdown. Patient assessment for start of dialysis, monitoring during dialysis and termination of dialysis. Types of hemodialysis access, assessment and care. Professionalism and communication in the dialysis units. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Grade of C or better in HEAPRO 101 OR Consent of Department Chairperson AND Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 109
Clinical Experience II 3
Introduction of diagnostic procedures; evaluation and interpretations of physiological or psychological status of the nephrology patient, emphasis on diagnostic tests and their interpretations; evaluation of skills in sterile techniques, setting up plate and hollow fiber dialyzers; infection control. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101, Grade of C or better in HEAPRO 101, REN TC 101,102,103 and 108 OR Consent of Department Chairperson AND Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

 CH

Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

 CH

Focus Electives

 CH

 CH
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