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    Does anyone know of any schools that offer ONLINE courses for Masters of Nursing. Not MAN, just the MN.

    Thanks!
    Erick

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    can somebody explain to me all bout ultrafiltration profiling? this is a common practice in ours..have been doin some research bout this but couldnt find an extensive article discussing about the indication, contraindication and effects of ultrafiltration profiling..the practice in our unit is if the patient is hypertensive at the start of the dialysis and edematous and congested, we usually employ the ultrafiltration profiles of our machines...are we right to be doin this?

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    another question...

    hehe

    do u use ultrafiltration profiling in ur unit? this is a common practice in ours..have been doin some research bout this but couldnt find an extensive article discussing about the indication, contraindication and effects of ultrafiltration profiling..the practice in our unit is if the patient is hypertensive at the start of the dialysis and edematous, we usually employ the ultrafiltration profiles of our machines...are we right to be doin this?

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    tnx much...by d way, wer do u work and for how long already? i want to re-echo to my colleages ur practices there with regards to adding potassium..somehow, being a new dialysis nurse can work to my disadvantage as my credibility as a dialysis nurse isnt dat well built yet..so maybe sharing this new info might ruffle some "senior" feathers in my workplace..but im hoping we can change wrong practices in our unit...hehe

    tnx alot..

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    tnx for d reply...i figured it was 2 mEq/L...coz i remember reading in 1 book bout the potassium content of the bath to be 2mEq..however, we have this pre-mix bath and it says in the label 5.something grams of potassium..so that knda misled my coworkers into thinkin that our bath had that much potassium...or does it? add to the confusion are the orders made by doctors to add 10 or 20 grams of potassium..we have potassium chloride powder that we mix with saline then add it to the concentrate...are we doing it right? we cant find literatures regarding this..so we're wandering in the dark...

    also i read from the handbook of dialysis that 1 gram of potassium is 26 mEqs..so if the doctor ordrs 10 grams, den dat wud make it 260 mEq...how much is the limit?

    if ever the doctor does order to add additional potassium, how do you go about adding the potassium?

    tnx so much

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    Hi everyone.,

    im working at a local dialysis center here in the philippines..and the question that almost always bothers me is when doctors order additional potassium in the bath...i HONESTLY dont know how to carry out this order as i do not know how much exactly is the postassium content of the bath..ive read somewhere its 5.2 grams per liter..can someone tell me if this is right? if it is, can you teach me how exactly do we carry out orders such as this..

    tnx,,.



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