DIALYSIS TECHNICIAN Skillsheet

AGE SPECIFIC SKILLS
Newborn (Birth-30 Days)
                             
Infant (30 Days-1 Year)
                             
Toddler (1-3 Years)
                             
Preschooler (3-5 Years)
                             
School Age (5-12 Years)
                             
Adolescents (12-18 Years)
                             
Young Adults (18-39 Years)
                             
Middle Adults (39-64 Years)
                             
Older Adults (64+ Years)
                             
ASSESS PATIENT AND EQUIPMENT DURING DIALYSIS
Subjective Response to Treatment
                             
Management of Anticoagulation
                             
Conductivity
                             
Ultrafiltration Calculation
                             
Operation of Myron L. Meter
                             
Sequential Ultrafiltration/PUF
                             
Documentation of Dialysis Treatment
                             
Volume Status
                             
Vascular Access Function
                             
Arterial and Venous
                             
Blood Flow Rate
                             
CARE OF PATIENT WITH:
Hemolysis
                             
Air Embolus
                             
Chest Pain
                             
Neuropathy
                             
Filter Blood Leak
                             
Cardiopulmonary Arrest
                             
AV Fistula/AV Graft
                             
Peritoneal Dialysis
                             
Hemodialysis
                             
Tunneled/Non-Tunneled Catheter
                             
Fluid Overload
                             
Hypertension
                             
Hypotension
                             
Disequilibruium Syndrome
                             
Hyperkalemia
                             
Seizures
                             
Muscle Cramps
                             
Pyrogenic Reaction
                             
Anemia
                             
Pericarditis
                             
DISCONTINUE DIALYSIS
Fistula/Vein Graft
                             
Return of Blood
                             
Post Treatment Access Care
                             
Equipment Clean Up
                             
Sterilzation Procedures
                             
EXPERIENCE
Acute/Inpatient Dialysis
                             
Chronic/Outpatient Dialysis
                             
Dialysis Home Care
                             
Pediatric Dialysis
                             
Patient and Family Education
                             
MACHINE ALARM TROUBLESHOOTING PROCEDURES
Venous Pressure Alarm
                             
Conductivity Alarm
                             
High-Temperature Alarm
                             
Air/Foam Detector Alarm
                             
Power Failure Alarm
                             
Blood Pump Alarm
                             
Blood Leak Alarm
                             
Arterial Pressure Alarm
                             
SETUP/INITIATE DIALYSIS TREATMENT
Bicarbonate Dialysate
                             
Conductivity Testing
                             
Priming Dialyzer
                             
Checks for Machine/Alarm Settings
                             
Prep Vascular Access
                             
Local/Topical Skin Anesthesia
                             
Collect Blood Specimens
                             
Machine Set Up w/Anticoagulant