Dialysis technician or hemodialysis technicians are people who work with patients whose kidney don’t function properly or stop working completely. They help in removing the extra fluid, salt and wastes from the patient’s blood using the dialysis equipment. This needs to be done very carefully maintaining the levels of certain required chemicals in the blood.
Dialysis patients need to go through the procedure usually for about four hours three times in a week. The technician in responsible for operating the machine, preparing the patients for dialysis, monitoring them and the machine during the procedure and take help the patient once the dialysis procedure is completed.
Dialysis technicians are required to mix dialysate as per the formula. They also make a record of the patient’s weight, temperature, blood pressure pulse rate and respiration rate before starting the procedure and after dialysis. For the first time dialysis patients the technician also needs to give proper explanation about the procedure to relieve them from any anxieties.
Apart from taking care of the technical aspects of the procedure dialysis technicians need to be empathetic and compassionate. They should have an attitude to serve people who need medical assistance. These technicians should be prepared to deal with medical emergencies and provide assistance to people who need understanding and encouragement.
This can be an extremely rewarding career for those who have an interest in science and technology and are passionate about serving people. Apart from monetary benefits, such jobs are bound to provide personal satisfaction.