St. Gregorios College of Dialysis Technology came in to existence in the year 2012. Diabetes Mellitus and Hypertension are the leading causes of Kidney failure all over the world and Kerala, being the Diabetes Capital of India, the burden of renal failure is huge. Realizing the need for saving and prolonging the lives of renal failure patients, several Dialysis Centers have sprouted and established its roots in our State. Running a healthy and scientifically supported Dialysis Unit requires trained and skilled Dialysis Technicians / Therapist. Therefore to bring forth the need of the hour, our Institution was inspired to start the course. It was initially one year Course for Post Nursing students conducted by BSS (Bharath Seavak Samaj) BSc Nursing. In 2013 we have upgraded to two year certified course for and Higher Secondary passed students. The college is affiliated by Bharat Sevak Samaj, National Development Agency, promoted by Govt of India. The college was started in 2012. Now the college has 46 students. Presently the college offers excellent practicals in dialysis technician programme. The library is being enriched with current books and journals. The college has got excellent teaching faculty with Principal - Dr P Renjith MD, DM Consultant Nephrologist.
Nephrology is a specialty of medicine and paediatrics that concerns itself with the study of normal kidney function, kidney problems, the treatment of kidney problems and renal replacement therapy (dialysis and kidney transplantation). Dialysis technicians assist in the treatment of patients who are suffering from end stage renal disease and other illnesses that can cause the kidneys to shut down or improperly function. Technicians work with other team members to complete a variety of tasks, including meeting patient needs, sanitizing and cleaning tools and equipment, operating specialized machines, and maintaining medical equipment. Dialysis technicians work with equipment used in dialysis clinics and hospitals to ensure that all specialized machines are running correctly. They operate, maintain and clean the heamodialysis machines and gain practice in performing heamodialysis procedures on patients. Dialysis technicians are also responsible for completing various administrative duties such as keeping accurate hazardous and medical waste logs, stocking supplies, running maintenance tests on and analyzing water systems, analyzing different reports, and distributing supplies. They need to be well aware of medications and clinical pharmacology, high blood pressure management, diabetes management and its complications, epidemiology of diseases and infections as well as nutritional management for prevention and treatment of kidney diseases.