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Dialysis Technicians

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Dialysis technicians who have gained knowledge, skills, and experience advance to positions of greater responsibility within their units and can work more independently. They may also work in supervisory positions. Guidelines from the National Association of Nephrology Technicians/Technologists encourage a distinction between technicians and technologists, with the latter having additional training and broader responsibilities. Some technologists conduct biochemical analyses or research studies to improve equipment. Not all dialysis units make this distinction.

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