Latest Comments by Brookeylea

Latest Comments by Brookeylea

Brookeylea 1,086 Views

Joined Jul 26, '12. Posts: 32 (19% Liked) Likes: 6

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    I currently work for Fresenius, while thus the company has treated me fairly I applied for a new clinic from competitor ARA (mass). I applied because this new clinic is 5 min from my home va my 35 min commute currently. I have been with FMC for a year . I was wondering if any of you have work for ARA and what your experiences are with that company.

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    Ufr of 3oo is our minimum

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    Trying to figure out how and why chapstick is a big no no while working on dialysis floors

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    Ryan RN. If you think anyone can do it take a back seat. If everyone could do it then the turn over rate would be much lower, but it's not. Be honest. It's hard work and takes dedication. Im a tech working on my RN and started with 4 new hires myself, another tech, and two RNs. Only the two techs are left. Another nurse quit after one day back. Had another quit and go to DaVita for hire up position. It's not essy, it's real hard but rewarding.

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    We have the 2008k machines and run AF at 300

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    RNtobeinSoCal likes this.

    Sounds about right!! Except we have a 3 person assignment. My clinic is chaotic right now though like that too. I just hit 6 months and am not comfortable but not getting so nervous anymore!

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    I completed my FMC training in June, a 9!week process. I'm a tech however the nurses do the same. It's intense training, and a lot to take in. You will have classroom training and on the floor training, even as a nurse your preceptor will be a tech most likely. They start you off with the basics of dialysis and what it pretty much is then each week at something new, next week you will learn to string machines, then programming them, then how to cannulating, and other various elements. If you need more time they will a lot for it!

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    If your continuously turning the BFR down to 450 then the MD orders will need to be changed. What's the point of using 14g needles if the BFR is continuously being turned down. Possibly NA profiling or adjusting temp to 36 with MD orders obviously. Are they diabetic and their sugars are low which is causing them to keep getting hot?

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    No I assume its less than where I am. The cost of living in mass is higher. In assuming maybe 10-11 however I'm not sure. Mass is 14-16

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    The interview was pretty basic my CM at the time asked questions asking if I knew what dialysis is, if I was good with computers and technology. She asked why i think i would be a good fit. If you are unsure of exactly what techs do look at the job description. Also check out the company's website before hand whether it be DaVita or Fresenius. I Youtubed videos about dialysis Txs and learned quite a bit!!!! Good luck

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    I know video surveillance is legal,, however here in mass voice recording is not

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    I Work for Fresenius and they Paid me for my training. I had no prior jobs in the medical field besides phlebotomy license, CNA certificate, and EKG certificate.

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    I would think it would ultimately be the RNs license at risk

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    lindarn likes this.

    Pretty sure has to be 2 staff even for 1 pt. if they code and the nurse needs to take care of pt while pct helps and calls 911

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    Vegan_RN likes this.

    This happens in my unit more than often than not. It's unsafe and hard work for the nurses (I'm a tech). Today when I go in we have 15 patients and 5 people. 3 nurses 2 techs..... That should allot everything getting done with 3 nurses but usually it's 4 techs and 1 nurse.


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