The number of patients with CKD is growing fast. As a result the number of patients needing dialysis is also rising rapidly. Added to that, the survival of patients on dialysis has gone up because of better quality of dialysis. This has resulted in a big increase in the number of patients needing dialysis treatment. Hence there is huge demand for well-trained personnel with expertise in not only handling machines but also medical emergencies that may arise during dialysis.
Apex School of Dialysis Technology aims at filling this void of well-trained dialysis professionals in the city and the country. ASDT has stared its activity since August 2010. Since inception ASDT has trained more than 200 students.
The curriculum will include not just the aspects of performing dialysis procedure but also machine maintenance and repair, maintenance of water treatment plant, English speaking, personality development, psychological aspects, empathy and bedside manners. This course is thus designed to give an excellent opportunity to the dialysis technician to develop his professional skills and personality.
Hostel facility will be provided for outstation students. Also a stipend will be considered for the full time students. Apex kidney foundation will be providing financial support for the students from weaker sections. Job placements are also assured.
Apex kidney foundation provides support to the deserving students. To avail of this you need to prove your academic merit, good practical skills and your social economic background.
Apex School of dialysis technology (ASDT), an education and training department of Apex Kidney Care, was formed to train students to become dialysis technologists.
ASDT faculty comprises of eminent professionals from the field of nephrology, vascular surgery, dialysis technology, water treatment technology, biomedical engineering, management, soft skill training, dietetics and nutrition.
It has an excellent air-conditioned classroom with high tech audio visual equipment.
Students enrolled with ASDT have an access to a large number of dialysis patients for hands on training, giving them an ample opportunity to learn about the functioning of the machine, day to day maintenance and patient care.
Presently ASDT runs a six months university approved certificate program in dialysis technology. The International Society of Nephrology (ISN) endorses this course.
AKC has collaborated with Tata Institute of Social Sciences- School of Vocational Education (TISS- SVE) to offer a diploma and bachelor degree courses in dialysis technology.
AKC is vertical Anchor for Dialysis Technology in TISS-SEV training program, AKC has developed course content for TISS-SVE courses.
Many of our students have gone on to serve in some of the best hospitals
It has been an immense pleasure learning at the Apex School of Dialysis Technology. I am highly thankful to all the faculties for making learning simple and easy to understand. This course is not only teaching us how to become a good dialysis technician but also how to take things positively and how to become successful in career and life both.
This course has changed my entire outlook towards patients. Patients suffering from end stage renal disease are continuously undergoing tremendous painful situations for example, apart of the physical problems, they also have social and financial problems. After joining this course I have become more compassionate with the patients and now I am giving more time in understanding the condition of the patient and also counseling them about their disease.
All that is taught to me at the Apex School of Dialysis Technology is helping me a lot in my day to day practice with the patients. I have been able to understand my mistakes and rectify them because of the good healthy learning atmosphere that we have. My approach has totally changed towards patients, my coworkers and the entire dialysis unit. This course has proven to be extremely enlightening in terms of theoretical as well as practical knowledge.
This course has taught me the difference between dialysis and quality dialysis. Until now, I knew only dialysis, but now I am proud to be learning how to give good quality dialysis as this is a life saving treatment. I am very happy to learn this and put it into day to day practice.
I am very happy to learn in a healthy and competitive atmosphere in the Apex School of Dialysis Technology. Also, I want to extend warm thank you to all the faculty members for coming and giving us time from their busy schedule. Their expertise and experience sharing has been giving me opportunities to understand dialysis more better and accordingly treat patients with upgraded knowledge.