INTRODUCTION TO RENAL DIALYSIS TECHNOLOGY :
Allied Health Science Renal Dialysis technology is one of the best innovative and pioneering academic training programs, particular emphasis was given to this specialty of Renal Dialysis Technology .over the years this option has become very popular and many students show interest in pursuing this Renal Dialysis Technology. The growing awareness of the Kidney diseases among the people and increasing numbers of Dialysis facilities resulted in significant increase in the career opportunities for these graduates. Needless to state that the technology is also changing and improving and newer machines are being introduced in the field. It is vital for the trained and qualified renal dialysis technologist to keep up with their growing trends and advancements in their area of expertise.
The Renal Dialysis Technology is a life saving cum Quality of life providing field which has direct health impact on chronic renal disease patients. With advances in technology as well as in user – friendly gadgets and methods, Renal Dialysis Technology has dramatically improved the longevity life to these patients. Dialysis technologist also plays an innovative role in Human Organ Transplantations as a Transplant Coordinators. Dialysis technology Practice will be knowledge and evidence-based within a respected culture of high quality research.
The overall purpose of the Renal Dialysis Technology is to promote inter-professional working enabling Allied Health Professionals to provide high quality care for patients and their carers across the whole of the health and social care sectors. Over the two decades renal dialysis technologist were proved their worth occupying responsible position across the globe.
INTRODUCTION TO AllIED HEALTH PROFESSIONALS :
The modern era in the Health Care industry has numerous professionals work closely with physicians to provide safe, efficient, patient –centred and timely care. Many of these professionals are representatives of the Allied Health Disciplines. The term that identifies these health practitioners who are engaged in investigation, diagnosis, treatment and prevention of diseases and disability, and also in the promotion of health by virtue of their special technical and scientific skills
Qualification Of Renal Dialysis Technologist :
Bachelor of Allied health science Renal Dialysis technology is a four year (3 year +1 year internship) professional degree.
Vision of renal dialysis technology :
To create a learning environment that fosters critical thinking, professional behaviour, and encourages lifelong learning.
Role Of Dialysis Technologist /Job Description :
Renal dialysis technology plays many vital roles in the life saving cum quality of providing field of Nephrology, which has a direct impact on the renal failure patients
Role as a Physician Assistant :
The students passing this course can become assistants to the doctors. This role is the complete to provide all the required training such as Evaluation of accurate history, perform an appropriate physical examination, delineate problems and record a present data.
Role in Hemodialysis :
The technologists play a mars role in delivering high quality of hemodialysis therapy for the ESRD patients, they are engaged in Periodic inspection of the unit ensures compliance with hospital policies and procedures.
Role in Peritoneal dialysis: They play an active role in delivering the peritoneal dialysis therapy well informed and enthusiastic dialysis technology is a great blessing to the nephrologists and the peritoneal dialysis patients.
Role in the special procedures:
Renal dialysis technology handles and delivers a special therapy called Molecular Adsorbent Recirculating System (MARS) for the liver failure patients,
Role of Renal Transplantation and Coordination:
The renal dialysis technology in transplant coordination has technical, medical, social, psychological and human capabilities. It is a dynamo organ procurement activity in any institution responsibilities are many and varied and span a wide area of expertise and aptitudes.
Teaching and Research:
The renal dialysis technologies are also engaged in the academic teaching process for the students and others nursing staffs. As educators in health dialysis technology follow the core values of Professional and ethical behaviour, Respect and appreciation for diversity, Lifelong learning and Social responsibility. This technology give a wider opportunities in the research field Renal Research are dedicated to advancing the scientific knowledge about kidney disease and its treatment options. It is this knowledge that is the solid foundation of any progress towards improvements in patient care.
Placement Of Dialysis Technology :
The job placement are for the renal dialysis technology have a wider opportunist, with essential Health offers competitive salary and benefits that include medical life insurance, paid time off, and continuing education including tuition reimbursement
In India :
Being a developing country and tremendous technological development in the health care industries the job and the career opportunities are wider. Globally, the incidence of renal failure is steadily increasing and in India, the heavy disease burden and the lack of access to healthcare will see the public health system face a renal failure epidemic in the coming years. Public health facilities in India are unprepared as there are not enough specialists–clinicians and non-clinicians–to serve the entire country.
In Abroad :
Many western countries like US, UK and Australia the wanted for the dialysis technology in more with good salary package and satisfactory jobs. Even in the Emirate this technology has been developed and providing a good carrier opportinites.many abroad countries has started this allied health renal dialysis technology programme.
Higher Education For Dialysis Technology :
Master in Renal Sciences and Dialysis technology is also available for the post graduation, the duration of the course is two years and Candidates must have passed BSc Renal Replacement Therapy and Dialysis Technology from a recognised University with a minimum of 50% marks in aggregate, after candidates are eligible the post graduation to register for PhD and also they can become a lecturer for the dialysis technology coerces and can even work in the dialysis clinics.
Research And Dialysis Technologist
Renal dialysis technology wants to do the best job by offering an array of continuing education courses based on research and adult learning principles. Each course has been reviewed by a team of clinical professionals and approved for credit by an authorized accrediting agency.
Much recent advancement has been developed and developing in the renal dialysis technology due to many researches they are home hemodialysis, bio artificial kidney/bio implantable kidneys, and wearable kidneys were developing due to research by these dialysis technology.
Future Of Dialysis Technology :
There should continue to be a need for renal dialysis technologist future as the number of people with kidney disease and failure increases. The principal cause of kidney failure, according to the National Kidney Foundation, is diabetes. In 2001, approximately 16 million Americans had diabetes, and the National Kidney Foundation projects this number to increase to 22 million by 2025. There is also a high turnover rate in the field of dialysis technologist, creating many new job openings. Similarly, the growing use of peritoneal dialysis threatens the need for dialysis technologist
Many hospitals or health care centres not only offer in-service training but also pay tuition and other education costs as an incentive to further self-development and career advancement. Similarly many private and government universities have been started this academic dialysis technology programme.
“KNOWLEDGE HAS TO BE IMPROVED, CHALLENGED, AND INCREASED CONSTANTLY, OR IT VANISHES” –Peter F.Drucker
Mr. D. JAGADESWARAN
Lecturer in Dialysis Technology,
College of Allied Health Sciences,
Sri Ramachandra University,
No 1, Ramachandra Nagar,
Porur, Chennai – 600 116.