Dialysis nurses: Please teach me! - page 2

I am a CCU nurse who has worked with patients being dialysed at the bedside. I have some questions about outpatient dialysis. 1. Are the solutions pre-mixed or does the nurse have to adjust to the... Read More

  1. by   GTS
    Yes, we are all overworked. That's seems to be the standing order for the higher-ups more and more these days. 'Do more with less'. Isn't it a lovely world? *was in overtime by Wednesday afternoon this week* Keep chuggin along!!
  2. by   eman
    Ageless, what company do you work for? And where are you? It sounds like we are doing the same work. I am in Austin, TX and work for NNA. We provide acute hemo, PD, apheresis, CRRT, CVVH, for 9 facilities in Austin area.
  3. by   madrilea
    Hi, I am new in dialysis and expected to create care plans for my patients. Can any one of you send me some examples or give me some ideas? I have been an OR nurse for 22 years and started in dialysis about a couple of months ago. I am learning and have no idea about the care plans. I will appreciate all the help I can get. JCAHO is coming this month and we have to be up to date. Please HELP!!!!!! you can e-mail me to yago27@hotmail.com
  4. by   AmyLiz
    Our bio-med engineer is in-house, thank goodness. He works 1/2 day at our facility & 1/2 day at another of our facilities. We do take care of the simple stuff ourselves & everyone is trained on the water system. But it is nice to have one around if something happens. We love our bio-med guru!
  5. by   Farkinott
    Quote from madrilea
    Hi, I am new in dialysis and expected to create care plans for my patients. Can any one of you send me some examples or give me some ideas? I have been an OR nurse for 22 years and started in dialysis about a couple of months ago. I am learning and have no idea about the care plans. I will appreciate all the help I can get. JCAHO is coming this month and we have to be up to date. Please HELP!!!!!! you can e-mail me to yago27@hotmail.com

    Your colleagues should be consulted and they should assist you in any queries you have related to the client's care plan. There is no way known you will know enough in such a short space of time to ably prescribe a care plan! You need help and support, it is your right!

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