Rarely do we take time to appreciate how much our kidneys really do for us. Kidneys work hard every day filtering out wastes, toxins and excess fluids from our bodies. When kidneys start to fail, patients often are faced with undergoing dialysis treatments.
Major risk factors for kidney disease and kidney failure are Diabetes and Hypertension. There are other diseases that can also cause kidney function to be lost. These diseases can destroy nephrons (the basic structural and functional unit of the kidneys) inside the kidney. Once these nephrons have been affected, chronic kidney disease can occur. After Chronic Kidney disease has been diagnosed, a transplant or dialysis treatment is needed. Dialysis can be temporary or permanent, depending on the patient. If a patient is waiting on a kidney transplant, the procedure may be temporary. However, if the patient is not a good transplant candidate, or a transplant would not alleviate the condition, dialysis could be a life-long routine.
With training at Blue Cliff College’s Dialysis Technician school, we offer hands-on classes and provide you with the knowledge and skills needed to succeed. We give students the training and confidence they need to be successful. As a Dialysis Technician, you will work closely with doctors and nurses to provide the needed care for patients. If you have questions about the Dialysis Program at Blue Cliff College, please contact, Mrs. Devon Woods. Mrs. Woods is our lead dialysis instructor and has 9+ years of dialysis experience, giving her a deep level of knowledge about what it takes to succeed in the field. Mrs. Woods has worked in the chronic kidney unit and acute unit. She has a great passion for the patients as well as educating students to become successful as dialysis technicians. Great dialysis technicians are needed now in this fast-growing field. Find out more, contact Blue Cliff College today!