Archive for the 'Dialysis Technician Information' Category

Renal Dialysis Technician

Monday, March 12th, 2012

  A Renal Dialysis Technician is essentially the same as a Patient Care Technician, Dialysis Tech, Hemodialysis Technician, or a variety of other names often used.  The name is not as important as the work performed. A renal dialysis technician is essentially any individual providing direct care to dialysis patients AND isn’t categorized as another [...]

CCNT Dialysis Technician Examination

Monday, March 12th, 2012

  One of the three nationally-recognized examinations that offer examination certification for dialysis technicians is the National Nephrology Certification Organization’s CCNT Exam.  CCNT’s (or Certified Clinic Nephrology Technicians) have completed the following:   Must at least have an education at the high school graduate level.  A GED equivalency is acceptable for this requirement.  Also, if [...]

How Much Does a Dialysis Technician Make?

Monday, March 12th, 2012

  This is a tough question considering the range of possible answers that may exist.  Let me explain.  If you are a practicing Dialysis technician in the state of Connecticut, you’ll make quite a bit.  If you’re a new, inexperienced dialysis tech in the state of Mississippi, you’ll not make nearly as much.  If you’re [...]

Bonent CHT Exam – Certified Hemodialysis Technician Exam

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

  The Bonent Exam that offers a designation for dialysis technicians (CHT, for Certified Hemodialysis Technician) covers five basic areas including patient care, machine technology, water treatment, dialyzer reprocessing and education/personal development.  Let’s cover the specifics of each of these five areas. First Patient care is by far the largest area tested.  In fact, your [...]

CCHT Examination (Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician)

Tuesday, March 6th, 2012

  One of the generally accepted designations in the dialysis technician world is the CCHT, or the Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician certification.  The examination is tested in areas of clinical, technical, environment and role.  Let’s discuss a few of what’s asked in each of these four categories.  Some states such as California require proof of [...]

Dialysis Nurse Job Responsibilities

Monday, March 5th, 2012

  First things first.  There is a difference between a dialysis nurse and a dialysis technician.  A dialysis technician job duties can be found here, and a typical dialysis technician’s salary can be found here.  But, if you’re here because you’re interested in becoming a dialysis nurse as a Registered Nurse, then this is the [...]

What is a Dialysis Technician’s Salary?

Monday, March 5th, 2012

  Like any particular job a dialysis technician’s salary will be dependent on many factors.  These would include what state you’re working in, how long you’ve been a dialysis tech and how many hours worked per year.  A dialysis technician in Kentucky will make quite a bit less than one in Connecticut.  A tech with [...]