Lorain County Community College Catalog

Course Descriptions

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DIAL 121 - DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN I 8(12)
This course focuses on the theoretical and clinical aspects of hemodialysis, including the duties and responsibilities essential to the delivery of patient care The course covers the regulation of fluid and electrolytes and acid/base balance in normal kidney functioning, classification and causes of acute and chronic renal failure as well as diagnostic procedures and findings in renal disease. Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis treatment and their complications of including the principles and components of the hemodialysis and peritioneal dialysis system are also discussed. Pre and Post patient assessment is presented. Additionally, patient care, documentation, complications of treatment, and measures of treatment adequacy are considered. The use of infection control strategies is stressed.

Prerequisite: ALHN 105 and Admission to the Program

DIAL 122 - DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN II 8(14)
This course discusses the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of drugs and how they affect the renal patient. The course covers nutritional assessment considerations and guidelines for the patient with renal disease. Measures to minimize risk of malnutrition and promote optimal intake are discussed for both adult and pediatric patients. This clinical course includes application of theoretical concepts and laboratory techniques learned in the classroom. Under professional supervision, the student will practice in a dialysis setting on patients who are receiving dialysis processing.

Prerequisite: DIAL 121