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Hemodialysis Technicians Complete Exam Training (September 29, 2009)

The Northern Marianas College recently awarded 25 certificates of competence to participants of the Patient Care Technician National Certification Exam Training Course, which was facilitated by the Community Development Institute (CDI) under the Division of Community Programs and Services’ (COMPASS).

The course was designed to ensure that hemodialysis facility staff meet the qualifications, scope of practice, and board and licensure requirements of the state in which they are employed. In addition, the course helped prepare participants for the upcoming Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Examination this November. The course also fulfilled the exam requirement for classroom training hours.

Participants in the course include staff from the St. Jude Renal Care Facility, staff from the Commonwealth Health Center’s Hemodialysis Clinic, and members of the community. Also, several staff members from the Rota Health Center also participated in the course with support from the Rota Mayor’s Office and RHC. NMC also provided technical support with the College’s video teleconferencing (VTC) technology, which enabled RHC participants to attend classes from Rota.

“This training course was an excellent opportunity for hemodialysis technicians to sharpen their skills and expand their knowledge,” said NMC President Dr. Carmen Fernandez. “The College will continue to facilitate similar training focused on many other professional areas.”

CDI program coordinator Les Ogumoro-Uludong, and NMC testing site coordinator Annie Santos collaborated with St. Jude Renal Care Facility and CHC Hemodialysis Clinic to create the course to assist current hemodialysis staff in obtaining certification and meeting Medicare requirements. NMC Nursing instructor Johnny Aldan taught the course covering various aspects of hemodialysis, such as caring for a person with kidney failure, operating and identifying hemodialysis devices, practicing proper procedures, and handling complications during treatment.



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