Is this what being an RN in dialysis is like? - page 3

Well, this is my first RN job and I don't really know what to think. I started working in a 24 chair facility. We do two shifts a day, Monday through Saturday. The first part of my training has... Read More

  1. Visit  nurse_kv profile page
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    I started as a new grad rn in an outpatient chronic dialysis unit 2 years ago. I was also trained as a patient care tech for the first couple months and then became charge nurse after my first year. For me the first 3 months were the most trying as dialysis is a specialty, there was a whole lot to learn from the water, machines, patient complications, and work flow. It was at about 6 months that I began to become more comfortable with the job. I have to say that the support of the other nurse you're working with is critical, they can either make it or break it for you. As far as energy is concerned, I do get pretty tired by the end of the day and sometimes just want to pass out and go to bed when I get home. Nowadays, I am still tired but it's manageable. Invest in some great shoes, the lightest weight stethoscope available, eat healthy, drink plenty of water, and pressure stockings have helped tremendously.
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  2. Visit  RN625 profile page
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    Do NOT let the techs talk you into calling somebody in early or switch pt put-on schedules. It will just screw up the turn around & as the nurse you will be the one to suffer every time! I don't know why they want to do it; you just work twice as hard to finish 15min early..it's not worth it and you'll be frazzled the rest of the day.
  3. Visit  sonhot profile page
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    Boy don't I know it. I work with good techs but I don't understand that. Working at that pace just opens for mistakes. Nurse9
  4. Visit  sonhot profile page
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    Quote from sonhot
    Boy don't I know it. I work with good techs but I don't understand that. Working at that pace just opens for mistakes. Nurse9
    How bout some feed back from Fresenius RN's how ya being treated ?
  5. Visit  robeanorn profile page
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    My thoughts exactly

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