Hemodialysis, also known as dialysis, is a medical procedure that removes waste products and also extra free water from the blood when the kidneys are failing (kidneys are not functioning normally). Operating the dialysis machine and keeping an eye on the patients undergoing treatment are the responsibilities of hemodialysis technicians.
Dialysis technicians are, therefore, responsible for both patient and equipment care. Most dialysis technicians work in hospitals, hospital outpatient clinics, or dialysis centers and the registered nurses supervise the dialysis technicians. Students who successfully complete our hemodialysis technician program Indiana will be awarded a Certificate of Completion from our State-approved College. Graduates with diploma in Dialysis Technologist with Phlebotomy Technician will be able to sit for National Certification Exams to become a well-trained Certified Phlebotomy Technician or a Dialysis Technologist.
Students of our dialysis technologist with phlebotomy technician diploma program will be able to:
- Learn and understand the role and responsibilities of a dialysis technician
- Learn the fundamentals of hemodialysis and the process of blood filtration
- Learn the fundamentals of setting up and operating dialysis equipment
- Learn how to monitor and adjust the rate of fluid removal
- Learn about human anatomy and physiology, especially the kidney system
- Learn about phlebotomy, blood drawing, and injections
- Learn how to insert dialysis needles into the arm veins of patients
- Learn how to monitor and record vital signs while undergoing treatment
- Learn how to keep a record of blood sugar and haemoglobin levels
- Learn about patient care and safety, as well as medication administration
- Learn how to clean, assemble, and maintain equipment or machinery
- Learn to work both as an individual and as part of a team
Program Career Opportunity
The phlebotomy dialysis technician program at Stellar Career College opens a wide array of opportunities for students that include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Medical Instrument Technician (Hemodialysis)
- Nuclear Medicine Technologist
- Dialysis Technician
- Hemo Equipment Technologist
- Radiology Technologist
- Vascular Clinical Assistant
- Apheresis Specialist
- Phlebotomy Technician
- Laboratory Support Tech Phlebotomist
Diploma in Dialysis Technologist with Phlebotomy Technician program will include the following courses:
Technical Courses – 35 Quarter Credits Hours
Virtual Session: Tuesday – 11:00 AM and Wednesday – 5:00 PM
August: 22, 23, 29, 30
September: 5, 6, 12, 13, 19, 20, 26, 27
October: 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18, 24, 25
Mondays 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Wednesdays 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Thursdays 5:00 – 9:00 PM
Virtual Meet and Greet: Tuesday, October 10, 2023, 5:00 PM
Tentative Start Date: Week of October 30, 2023
For admission into Dialysis Technologist with Phlebotomy Technician diploma, applicants who have not completed at least 30 quarter college credits or equivalent will have to take and pass (by scoring 70% or higher) Stellar Career College placement test prior to enrollment.
Placement test can be taken online or at the College campus by appointment. Placement test is offered free of cost to prospective students. Placement test is offered through Stellar Career College’s Learning Management System.
- Enrollment is open to students every day of the week. They will also be notified about the start date after confirmation of their registration.
- Applicants must submit a high school diploma, General Education Diploma (GED), a college transcript, or an equivalent certificate.
Applicants must fill out and sign an enrollment agreement that outlines their obligations toward the institute.