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  1. Fearbola: Irrational Fear Now Sweeping U.S.
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    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  2. Can a nurse legally refuse to treat an Ebola patient?
    Fools rush in where angels fear to tread. Nurses are not being allowed the protective gear they need by management and that has to be addressed.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  3. Can a nurse legally refuse to treat an Ebola patient?
    Does your hospital unit look like this? If not, you would be prudent to refuse.
    Oct 21
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  4. Fearbola: Irrational Fear Now Sweeping U.S.
    Who knew the CDC was so irrational treating Ebola as a level 4 pathogen? "Almost all of these viruses are classified as a Biosafety Level 4 (BSL-4) pathogens and as such must be handled in special...
    Oct 20
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  5. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    I think back in my nursing career when I have spoken out about safety concerns to management and it has always been the patient that paid the price. When they asked us to take three patients in ICU,...
    Oct 19
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    We had a staff meeting this week asking for "volunteers" if we need to dialize a patient with ebola. The hospital has space in an older part of the building that they are trying to convert into a ICU...
    Oct 18
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. URGENT: Are CDC Ebola Guidelines 'Good Enough'?
    Doctors without borders, who have the most experience in dealing with ebola, have had 16 of their staff infected with 9 dying. Even with all the precautions this is risky business but the CDC's...
    Oct 16
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing & Responding
  8. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    Not only is the circuit filled with blood it is under pressure caused by the dialysis machine pump. On the circuits we use there are no less than 7 connections or ports where blood can escape. On the...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    I think we are going to have to rethink how we disinfect dialysis machines. Current practice is the nurse or tech manualy wiping down the machine with bleach or hydrogen peroxide. Internal cleaning...
    Oct 14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    Now they're blaming the Dallas nurse for a "breach of protocol" for contracting the virus after caring for patient zero. This make me mad as hell because I frequently encounter gloves that tear,...
    Oct 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    Do we need a level 4 biohazard suit or not? There doesn't seem to be a reliable source of information on what is needed to protect yourself. The nurse in Spain did everything right and still became...
    Oct 8
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis
    Wealth of information on transplant centers in the U.S. SRTR -- Scientific Registry of Transplant Recipients
    Oct 2
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Crozer  approves strike vote, informational picketting June 2
    Thanks for the update. Those of us working in the wilderness appreciate news from the front.
    Oct 2
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. CEO's/Hosp.'s making millions off of our work:(
    Robots.
    Sep 24
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. Discrimination in the workplace
    Are you the only aboriginal employee at your hospital? Try and reach out and see what others have experienced and see if it is a pattern or just this one individual in your unit. The fact you have...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. ANA petitions Feds (educ. funding) for 1.1 million more RN's within 8 yrs.
    I wonder if ANA is also contributing to the advancements being made in robotics in Japan and South Korea. Japan is under great pressure due to the lack of young people to care for their old and think...
    Sep 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Decreasing blood pump speed when UF off
    I think I didn't explain clearly but the blood flow through a mature fistula, without being connected to a dialysis machine, is 600 ml/mn and higher which is why I don't feel the dialysis machine...
    Sep 21
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Decreasing blood pump speed when UF off
    I found this passage from the fourth edition of Handbook of Dialysis on pg 176. "Slowing the blood flow rate. In the past , part of the intitial therapy for dialysis hypotension was to slow the blood...
    Sep 20
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. isolated low diastolic pressure
    When you say an isolated low diastolic pressure do you mean one instance? Remember that a non invasive BP cuff does not measure pressure the same way as when you listen to it with your stethoscope. A...
    Sep 18
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Patient's PD Drainage
    We have had patients that wanted to do their own therapy while in hospital but management's opinion is that this exposes the hospital to legal risk and won't allow it. You don't need a nursing...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Pros/Cons of dialysis nursing
    Peritoneal dialysis is an added responsibilty in the acute setting where I work. We rotate assignments so if you are assigned PD you have anywhere between 2 to 10 patients you are responsible for...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Help! Straight Cath Giving Blood Only.
    If a urologist was concerned enough to do a cysto it would seem you weren't the only one who was having issues with blood in the urine. Trauma causes inflammation and I would imagine there is still...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Ultrafiltration Profiling
    While it may be interesting to understand the difference between sodium modeling and UF profiling ultimately they are nothing more than tricks that have no evidence based benefit on morbidity or...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. What car do you have?
    Saab. Front wheel drive so it's good on snow. They have a bad reputation from people not maintaining them but as long as the previous owner has service records and changed the oil every 3,000 miles...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  25. Ultrafiltration Profiling
    Dialysis works by passing blood through a semipermable membrane. Blood molecules are too big to pass through this membrane. Water passes through based on the hydrostatic pressure on the other side of...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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