So I thought that it would be a lot easier to just make a resource page for all your dialysis technician needs. These are all the resources that I have used all throughout my career. I’ll add to this list as I learn more so I recommend to bookmark this page for your convenience. Have fun!Disclosure: Please note that some of the links below are affiliate links, and at no additional cost to you, I will earn a commission if you decide to make a purchase. Please understand that I have experience with all of these companies, and I recommend them because they are helpful and useful, not because of the small commissions I make if you decide to buy something. Please do not spend any money on these products unless you feel you need them or that they will help you achieve your goals.
This book will be your bible! It goes through all the basics that you will need to start your dialysis technician career. As I was going through training, I would use this as a reference to everything. It will start out with giving you a basic background of how dialysis started then moves on to how dialysis works then lastly tackles on what to watch out for during treatments. A definite must-have.
I read this book because I wanted to have a much deeper understanding of dialysis. It’s written by international nephrology experts and would talk about all aspects of dialysis therapies and training. It gives you an idea on what doctors and nurses monitor, on what kind of diagnostic procedures dialysis patients usually do, deeper explanations of different kinds of dialysis, and a medical perspective on the common disorders that patients suffer from like diabetes, hypertension, anemia, infections etc. It’s an advanced look on everything about dialysis. If the core curriculum talks about the basics, this talks about everything else.
Probably the most reliable stethoscope ever, Littmann stethoscopes can be seen in all clinical settings. I have been personally using this one for years. Dialysis technicians need to carry one as they need to listen to vascular accesses before each dialysis treatment. Because of this, the stethoscope has to be light enough to hang around the neck all throughout the day. It also delivers a very fine tuned sound to help you distinguish abormal from normal sounds coming from the dialysis access. Count on this to last you for years.