Renal Dialysis Technician

Renal dialysis technicians set up, operate, monitor, and adjust equipment during dialysis under the direction of nursing and/or medical staff.

Renal dialysis technicians operate machines that remove waste and excess fluids from the blood of patients whose kidneys can no longer carry out those functions. They also clean and sterilize renal dialysis equipment.

Renal dialysis technicians carefully record weight and vital signs before and after the blood cleansing procedures. Because dialysis technicians work with blood, they must exercise strict safety precautions against infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and AIDS.

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