Associate of Applied Science
Hemodialysis Patient Care Technician
This program prepares the Hemodialysis Patient Care Technician student to provide direct dialysis patient care duties assisting with provision of treatment and documentation, under the supervision of an RN. The technician is responsible to assess the patient’s vital signs and weight and to report any abnormalities to the RN. The technician will utilize venipuncture to connect the patient to the dialysis machine, obtain blood samples, and will monitor medication and treatment. Following each treatment the technician is responsible for disinfecting the dialysis machine and preparing the machine for future patient use. Graduates will be eligible to write a national exam for certification as Hemodialysis Technician (CHT). Baker College of Clinton Township and Flint are approved by the Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT); Web address: http://www.bonent.org.
Program Status: Limited Enrollment