I would like to receive advice from experienced dialysis RNs. I may get a job offer as a new dialysis RN fairly soon. I just don't know what kind of emergencies (life or death scenarios) can possibly arise while patients are receiving dialysis treatment. I have heard that patients may code / have strokes during treatment. Is this actually possible? How often are these situations likely to arise? what interventions would be employed to remedy such cases?
Also, what is a typical day like for dialysis RN's in general?
If anyone of you can offer some feedback on this topic, it would be really appreciated.