More Than 18,000 Technicians Contribute to Life-Saving Care
This week, we honor the work of our 18,000-plus technicians who offer critical support in delivering high-quality patient care.
“At DaVita, we call our dialysis technicians patient-care technicians because of their close and daily interaction with our patients,” said Kent Thiry, chairman and CEO of DaVita. “Every week, but especially this one, we celebrate the hard work, dedication and valuable contribution our patient-care technicians offer to our patients.”
Dialysis is a process that helps impaired renal function by removing waste and excess fluid from patients’ bloodstream. Dialysis patients are some of the most vulnerable among the patient population, spending upwards of four hours, three times a week undergoing dialysis treatment. The average dialysis patient manages four or more comorbidities and takes upwards of 21 pills a day. Patient-care technicians help prepare and operate dialysis machines, monitor and maintain the accuracy of patient health records and most importantly engage with patients to help make sure they are comfortable throughout treatment.
The National Association of Nephrology Technicians designated the second week of October each year as recognition of the tremendous value and dedication these technicians provide in caring for patients.