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Renal Dialysis Technology Advanced Certificate

City Colleges of Chicago Healthcare Programs Renal Dialysis Technology

Advanced Certificate (AC)

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The  Renal Dialysis Technology Advanced Certificate program leads to certification through the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology. It prepares students for employment as Dialysis Technicians or Nephrology Technologists. They perform treatment and services to patients with end stage renal disease and/or dysfunction.

Details: Advanced Certificate (AC)

Career Pathway

Credit Hours (CH)

36

Program/Plan Number

248

Funding Options

Open For Enrollment

Yes

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Prerequisites

 CH

General Education Requirements

 CH

Program Core Requirements

36  CH
Biology
BIOLOGY 116
Anatomy And Physiology 4
Laboratory studies in gross and microscopic mammalian anatomy. Lectures correlating human anatomy and physiology. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:
IAI Approved
Offered at: Malcolm X Olive-Harvey
Health Professions
HEAPRO 101
Patient Care Technician Training 6
This course is designed for students interested in allied health fields. The course introduces students to the healthcare delivery system, health professions, primary patient care, fundamental clinical skills and healthcare communications. Safety, healthcare professionalism, employability skills, basic infection control, HIPPA, and OSHA are also included. Completion of this course qualifies students to apply for certification as a Certified Nursing Assistant or Patient Care Technician. Students may also be able to apply for certification as a Phlebotomy technician if they complete 60 additional hours of clinical rotation. Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Eligibility for English 101.
Offered at: Malcolm X
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 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 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
REN TC 202
Renal Disease & Pathophysiology 3
The pathophysiology of acute kidney injury, chronic kidney disease, end stage kidney disease, its causes, manifestations and treatment will be presented. Hemodialysis in elderly patients and patients with complications along with dialysis related complications and treatment plans will be discussed. The role of the dialysis technician in providing quality long-term hemodialysis, peritoneal dialysis, patient preparation and education for renal replacement therapy, and transplant medicine are presented. Writing assignments, as appropriate to 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. Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 248 OR Consent of Department Chairperson.
Offered at: Malcolm X
REN TC 203
Clinical Experience III 3
This course provides continuation of clinical experience at an assigned clinical site. The student through scheduled rotation receives hands on training and experience to independently put the patient on dialysis and to take the patient off. The student will enhance their skills in managing ESRD patients with co-morbidities like anemia, multiple drug regiments, diabetes, heart and lung disease. The student will identify dialysis related complications and intervene as required. The student will learn the aspects involved in high flux dialysis. The student will get an opportunity to enhance the skills of machine technology and machine maintenance needed to work as hemodialysis technician. Perform safety checks on the machines; perform machine operation evaluation and maintenance of records. Learn the basic functioning of water treatment component systems, evaluation and maintain the water treatment system as required by the regulatory agencies. Learn to perform hemodialysis using reprocessed dialyzer. The student will participate in personal and professional development activities. BONENT exam review will also be a part of this course. 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 101,102,103,106, 108, 109 and 202 OR Consent of Department Chairperson AND Admission to the REN TC Program/Plan 248.
Offered at: Malcolm X

Additional Requirements

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Elective Program Requirements

 CH

Area of Focus

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Focus Electives

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