GIA Medical Proudly Announces its Partnership with Dialysis Training Institute LLC
(DTI), and the launch of the Nephrology Biomedical Technologist Program
Cheryl Falconer CEO of DTI, LLC and Gia Ben-Hur CEO of GIA Medical, LLC are proud to announce their recent partnership and The Nephrology Biomedical Technologist Program, (NBTP) at DTI which will launch its first class this summer. Training will provide theory, practical instruction in an interactive learning laboratory in the repair and maintenance of a variety of hemodialysis machines, and water treatment systems. Additionally the program will focus on electrical safety, the biomechanics of hemodialysis equipment, care and maintenance of water treatment system components, AAMI standards, title 22 regulations, and life safety codes.
Graduates from the Nephrology Biomedical Technician Program from DTI & GIA Medical will be prepared to work in the health care field as Biomedical Technicians in as little as six months, and will be eligible to sit for the NNCO certification exam to become Certified Biomedical Nephrology Technicians (CBNT) after an additional six months of employment. DTI was the first nationally accredited dialysis training school in the United States and holds accreditation from the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) and approval from the State of California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for its the Basic Hemodialysis Training Program, approved in 2001, and the Advanced Nephrology Nursing Program approved in 2013. Over 1600 dialysis trained nurses and technicians have graduated from DTI over the past fourteen years. “The nephrology biomedical technologist program has been a dream of mine for years,” said GIA’s Director of Operations, Ken Brana, who will also oversee biomedical clinical externship training at the GIA Medical facility in Highland CA. Patient safety is our number one priority. According to Ken Brana, the need for nephrology trained biomedical technicians is truly critical, and based on industry growth there is a high demand, which is exactly why we created this innovative new program. Our graduates will meet the future needs for new biomedical technologists in acute and chronic dialysis facilities globally.
The first session of the Nephrology Biomedical Technologist Program begins July 7, 2015 and registration is limited. For more information, contact DTI directly.