Is there a book or website out there that list which drugs get/don't get dialyzed out? I got busted by pharmacy for holding zyvox IV (because of HD), apparently zyvox doesn't get dialyzed out (according to the pharmacist). Also, are pain meds just as effective during HD?
Jun 8, '09
Go to www.ckdinsights.com
you can print out a copy of the meds "2009 Dialysis of Drugs" or request a book.
Hope this helps!
Jun 9, '09
The book I mentioned above from www.ckdinsights.com
, is small enough to slip into your pocket and comes in handy especially when doing acute treatments.
It fits into a med cabinet easily too.
I just ordered 10 more for my acute staff since it is the 2009 edition. They are free!
Oct 24, '09
These are awesome references that is invaluable to all nurses. I appreciate reading things like this because I too would like to become a Nephrology nurse. Though the situation seemed bleak right now, there is a way to reach this goal. I keep myself abreast to discussions on what nurses are looking for, training later on is much easier knowing how to work around the team.
I heard a lot of negatives esp. with job roles, company that only look at bottomline, home health aspect of HD, etc. I truly appreciate this site.
Thanks! and keep up the good work!
Jun 29, '11
Thanks about the little books...free is awesome. I wish pharmacy would tag on mar what to hold for dialysis on the mars! But some mars don't even say don't crush, or don't give w vitamins, take w food, must sit upright for 30min after, etc.
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