Tag Archives: dialysis technician

Utah Inmate Dies when Dialysis Tech Doesn’t Show

Source: Deseret News UTAH STATE PRISON — An inmate scheduled to be paroled in two weeks died Sunday after a medical contractor responsible for performing his dialysis treatments failed to show up at the prison on Friday and Saturday. Ramon C. Estrada, 62, died from apparent cardiac arrest that was the result of kidney failure, … Continue reading

$2.2 million Dialysis Center Approved in Graham, NC

GRAHAM, NC – After an agreement to move existing dialysis treatment centers in Alamance County to the newly proposed facility, the plan for a $2.2 million dialysis center in Graham, NC has been approved.  Renal Treatment Centers, a subsidiary of one of the nation’s largest kidney care companies, DaVita, will be responsible for the new … Continue reading

New Dialysis Machine Able to Treat Newborns

VICENZA, ITALY – Italian researchers have developed a dialysis machine that can successfully treat newborns. They invented the machine to treat newborn infants suffering from kidney failure. In some cases dialysis machines used for adults can be adjusted to work for small children. But newborn infants are so small, using an adult dialysis machine is … Continue reading

Centurion 1500+ dialysis machine approved by FDA

Hemodialysis, sometimes just called “dialysis,” is a way to mimic the natural activities of the human kidney. Dialysis may be necessary when a person experiences kidney damage or kidney failure. Patient’s are connected to a dialysis machine to receive the treatment. A dialysis technician assists with the process and monitors the patient before during and … Continue reading

New Dialysis Center Opens in Gainesville, GA

GAINESVILLE, GA – Residents are happy about a new dialysis center that recently opened up in Gainesville, GA. The small town is located about an hour north of Atlanta. Dr. Michael Lebow heads up the new facility that was designed specifically for dialysis patients. “Access Gainesville has been specifically designed with the dialysis patient in … Continue reading

The Importance of Friendly Dialysis Technicians

The process of receiving dialysis is not fun. Many patients have to receive hemodialysis treatment several times a week. Each treatment can last 3-5 hours and often requires large 15-guage needles to be inserted into the arm. Patients can not get up and walk around. They can not move their arm. They are temporary restricted … Continue reading

Warren County Community College Offers Dialysis Technician Courses

Starting January 27th through April 4th 2014 the Warren County Community College in New Jersey will be offering courses for dialysis technician. These courses are focused on providing students with the skills and knowledge necessary to enter the job force as a qualified dialysis technician. This dialysis technician course is the only one offered in … Continue reading

Peritoneal Dialysis

There are two main types of renal dialysis: dialysis that uses a dialysis machine and peritoneal dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is the process of using the peritoneal membrane, the membrane that lines the human abdomen, to filter and clean the blood. If a patient experiences kidney failure or kidney damage, the body can begin to build … Continue reading

What is a Dialysis Technician?

A dialysis technician is a health care specialist that operates and maintains dialysis equipment. These technicians provide direct patient care and require a unique set of skills to be successful in this occupation. Dialysis technician must receive training to learn about the human body, how dialysis works, and how to operate the equipment. Dialysis technicians … Continue reading

Dialysis Technician Salary

Dialysis technicians are paid to operate hemodialysis equipment and assist patients who are receiving kidney dialysis. In order to become a certified dialysis technician, you must attend a training program from a dialysis technician school. Once you have completed training, you may be required to pass a final exam before you can be certified. As … Continue reading