ASSESSING PATIENTS

Module#6. HT106 Assessing and Monitoring the Dialysis Patient for Technicians

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2-semester credits, 60 hours (30 lecture, 30 laboratories)

Students learn about the precautions and guidelines necessary while performing the preparation, assessment, monitoring, and care of a dialysis patient. An emphasis will be placed on keeping the patient’s information confidential.

By the end of this course, students can define the basic quality of care and explain the impact of medical care on a patient when quality, safety, and confidentiality are compromised in dialysis procedures (Vital signs, weight evaluation, access patency, signs and symptoms of infection, edema, orthostasis, hemostasis and the potential needs for supplemental oxygen).

Duration(Max): 30 days

Prerequisites: HT101, HT102, HT103, HT104, HT105