Academic Catalog

Hemodialysis Classes

Patient Calculations

Item Number
HDT 106
Credits
2

Emphasis on fractions, combined percentages, the metric system, apothecary measurements and conversions, Roman numerals and dosage calculation formulas. Self-paced lab. (For hemodialysis students only). 

Prerequisites

COMPASS score of 68 in reading and 33 in writing, or successful completion of ENG 082. COMPASS score of 37 for pre-algebra.

Health Information Technology in Patient Services

Item Number
HDT 108
Credits
2

Covers the issues, trends, and impacts of electronic and networked information technology on health care services in general. Explores specific issues related to the hemodialysis technician profession.

Computer Applications/Keyboarding

Item Number
HDT 116
Credits
2

Students will use computers to develop touch control and proper keyboarding and keypad techniques with emphasis on alpha/numeric data entry. Course includes skill building; keyboarding alphabetic, figure, and symbol keys; and continued keyboarding drills and practice to develop a minimum speed and accuracy of 45 wpm 150 kspm at 98% accuracy. Includes an introduction to MS Office Suite for basic business correspondence. Students will use Internet navigation for research projects. 

Hemodialysis Terms/Anatomy & Physiology

Item Number
HDT 123
Credits
2

Provides the basic techniques of medical word building to be applied in acquiring an extensive medical vocabulary. Introduces anatomical physiological and pathological terms relating to body systems and medical abbreviations. Emphasis on renal and endocrine systems.

Hemodialysis Principles & Procedures I

Item Number
HDT 130
Credits
5

This course will focus on the renal replacement therapy for persons with end stage renal disease. Identifies normal kidney functions, causes of renal failure, and options for renal replacement therapy, as well as the specific requirements for hemodialysis and the responsibilities of the hemodialysis technician. Preparation of dialysate, dry string and priming the dialysis machine. Also includes Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) and infection control basics.

Water Treatment for Hemodialysis

Item Number
HDT 142
Credits
2

Basic concepts of water treatment and dialyzer reuse, including instruction on the varied devices used in hemodialysis.    Advantages and disadvantages of filters, carbon tanks, dionizers, ultraviolet light, and reverse osmosis in the treatment of water for dialysis.

Prerequisites

Students must successfully complete HDT 106, 108, 116, 123, and 130 prior to continuing in the Hemodialysis Program. Successful completion of HDT 130 with a score of 80% or higher.

Vascular Access

Item Number
HDT 150
Credits
2

Explore the history and importance of vascular access. Review the major types of permanent and temporary vascular access.Learn the use of appropriate needle insertion for arteriovenous fistulae and grafts including catheter connection. Identify the four types of anastomosis used for internal arteriovenous fistulae. Develop skills related to the management of thrombosis, infection,hematoma, bleeding, steal syndrome, aneurysm and catheter dislodaement.

Prerequisites

Students must successfully complete HDT 106, 108, 116, 123, and 130 prior to continuing in the Hemodialysis Program. Successful completion of HDT 130 with a score of 80% or higher.

Professional Interaction

Item Number
HDT 151
Credits
3

Explores the relationship and psychological boundaries between the technician, the patient and the renal facility. Includes concepts of patient education. Covers basic interpersonal verbal and non-verbal communication, with a focus on adapting to an individual’s special needs or cultural orientation. Students will be given the tools to develop listening skills by practicing assertive communication and developing appropriate interpersonal relationships using the concepts of patient confidentiality. 

Prerequisites

Students must successfully complete HDT 106, 108, 116, 123, and 130 prior to continuing in the Hemodialysis Program.

Hemodialysis Principles & Procedures II

Item Number
HDT 153
Credits
5

Identifies machine set up and preparation, collection of specific patient information and monitoring of the patient and extracorporeal circuit during the treatment. Focuses on the clinical environment for delivery of hemodialysis. Introduces treatments medications with a focus on medications used in machine preparation. Expands patient monitoring to include computer charting.Focuses on safety and infection control in response to alarms, urgent, and emergent changes in patient's condition, as well as determining treatment goals and providina the prescribed treatment.

Prerequisites

Successful completion of HDT 130 with a score of 80% or hiaher.

Clinical Practicum I

Item Number
HDT 160
Credits
6

During the clinical experience, students will participate in a dialysis facility as a member of the health care team in applying principles of hemodialysis, standard precautions, fluid management, initiating and concluding a dialysis treatment, patient and equipment monitoring, and treatment of routine hemodialysis problems in accordance with the standard dialysis procedures and policies of the facilities. Student will need to complete a total of 300 hours in the clinic. 

Prerequisites

Students must successfully complete HDT 106, 108, 116, 123, and 130 prior to continuing in the Hemodialysis Program.

Field Study

Item Number
HDT 163
Credits
1

Familiarizes students with various dialysis companies in the greater Puget Sound area. Students will explore the field of dialysis by researching companies, field trips, and interviews. Students will collect the information in a notebook to be submitted at the end of the class. Information to be included, interview notes, locations of individual dialysis units, maps to each unit, contact person for each of the units, size of the company, etc. The notebook will be a reference for students when seeking a dialysis technician position at the end of the course. 

Clinical Practicum II

Item Number
HDT 165
Credits
6

During the clinical rotation, the student will participate in a dialysis facility as a member of the healthcare team. The student will apply learned skills obtained in the classroom to perform dialysis treatments, physical assessments, fluid management, patient and equipment monitoring. They will also need to respond to urgent complications and potential emergency situations that commonly occur during a hemodialysis treatment in accordance with the clinic  site policy and procedures.

Prerequisites

Student must complete first and second quarter course work/classes with an 80% or better. Student must be able to pass background check and drug screening requirements per clinical site. Completion of all required immunizations with lab results as outlined in syllabus. Current "American Heart Association" (Healthcare Provider CPR/FirstAid BLS) No substitutions Completion of HDT 160 with an 80% or better

Phlebotomy Program

Item Number
PHLEB 114
Credits
4

Develop the skills necessary to draw blood specimens for analysis in a laboratory. Includes an introduction to the structure and function of a clinical laboratory. Safety procedures and universal precautions are included. Provides hands-on practice in phlebotomy. 

Prerequisites

Students must successfully complete HDT 104, 107, 116, 122, 131, and 163 prior to continuing in the Hemodialysis Program.

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