At a Glance:

Contact: Dr. LaTanya Thomas, Program Director
Email: lthomas1@atlantatech.edu
Direct: (404) 225-4574
 

 

Hemodialysis Patient Care Specialist

Program Overview

The Hemodialysis Patient Care Specialist Technical Certificate of Credit equips health care workers with the skills, knowledge, and attitude necessary to succeed in the field of hemodialysis.

Minimum Program Length: 2 Semesters

Estimated Program Cost: $2,850.00

Entrance Requirements

Admissions Requirements
  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Completion of high school or GED and submission of official transcript required to apply
  • Achievement of minimum program admission scores in Reading, English, and Math
  • Transfer of previous post secondary credits will be determined by the registrar
  • Student Performance/Graduation Requirements: Students must maintain a 2.0 grade point average and complete all required courses to graduate

Blood and Airborne Pathogens: Students enrolled in Category I and II programs at Atlanta Technical College will be performing tasks in which there is a normal occurrence for exposure to blood, other potentially infectious body materials, and airborne pathogens. These tasks will be performed in the classroom, laboratory, and clinical activities for each occupational training program/course. Students will be required to present documentation of Hepatitis B and Tuberculosis immunizations as a result of potential occupational exposure. Students should contact their program directors for more information. Policies and procedures regarding blood and airborne pathogens may be reviewed at www.tcsg.org/tcsgpolicy/menu.html.

 

Course Overview

Contact Hours
Credit Hours
Occupational Courses (19 hours)
Introduces a grouping of fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession. In addition to the essential skills, students explore various delivery systems and related issues. Topics include: basic life support/CPR, basic emergency care/first aid and triage, vital signs, infection control/blood and air-borne pathogens.
A study of the nutritional needs of the individual. Topics include: nutrients, standard and modified diets, nutrition throughout the lifespan, and client education.
7
135
This course will focus on the theoretical and clinical aspects of hemodialysis, including the duties and responsibilities essential to the delivery of patient care in the chronic outpatient setting.
4
120
This course will focus on the theoretical and clinical aspects of hemodialysis, including the duties and responsibilities essential to the delivery of patient care in the chronic outpatient setting.
3
75
Introduces the fundamental concepts, terminology, and operations necessary to use computers. Emphasis is placed on basic functions and familiarity with computer use. Topics include an introduction to computer terminology, the Windows environment, Internet and email, word processing software, spreadsheet software, database software, and presentation software.