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Tech school eases dialysis shortage

October 2, 2002

Colquitt County-- People with kidney failure spend a dozen hours or more each week undergoing treatment. So, it's important to have a lot of nurses and technicians on hand.

To avoid a shortage, Moultrie Technical College is offering a class to recruit Dialysis Technicians. Students will learn in the classroom and get hands on training in Dialysis Centers.

The course was sparked six months ago by Colquitt Regional Medical Center. “It's a new program for Moultrie Tech and we're always trying to meet the needs of the community. So, whatever type of program and business or industry may need they need to let us know and we'll do the same thing for them,” said Carol Mathews, of Moultrie Tech.

Moultrie Technical College is one of two schools in Georgia with a dialysis training course. Southwest Georgia has more than two dozen dialysis centers serving approximately two-thousand people.

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