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  1. Not Sure What to Do...Fresenius Nurses?
    You can ask for a copy of the assessment. It is pretty interesting reading it.
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. dialysis nursing schedule
    I make out the schedue for my 30 stn unit. Right now my nurses alternate 4 and 5 days a wk as we are down one rn right now. cchts.. i have 2 that want 5 days a wk, but most are 4 days a wk....
    Jan 30, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. nurses doing tech duties
    How many of you fellow RN's work with nurses thast do not know how to string the machine, initiate and terminate txs? I am flabberghasted that some do not know the basics....just wondering:confused:
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. How long to train an RN to be a tech?
    I expect a nurse to know how the string, initiate and terminate a tx. Not that you would be doing it everyday and have a pod, but call outs do happen and workloads get shifted if no one can come in...
    Oct 5, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Need Dialysis RN feedback
    Renal123, OMG!!!! like you guys said before, this happens everyday in pretty much every unit!! We can't help those that don't want to be helped. I can't believe you were fired for this. I am sure...
    Aug 13, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Dialysis nursing
    I would do a walk in. When I was a manager, I was told to always accept a nurse resume as we are not as easy to find as oppose to a tech. If I didn't need one I would then talk with one of my sister...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Codes in outpt HDU's???
    The last code I was involved in seemed to be textbook. Everything went exactly how it should. AND had a good outcome. He walked in got his bp cuff on, standing pressure good....then BAM full cardiac...
    Jun 12, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Gaining stability and experience
    As a float RN in a region, I enjoy the change. I cannot see doing that as a new RN esp new to dialysis. I have done acutes, charge and manager before being a travel nurse, then started floating....
    May 25, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Pregnant Dialysis Pt
    How many have had a pregnant dialysis pt? This is my second pt and I was just curious on how other have gone about pt care. The first baby is doing well and is almost 4yrs old now. We dialyze her...
    Feb 24, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Bundling came in and the lay-offs have started
    I am seeing the CMs working the floor 3-4 days a wk, kick out the CCHTs and RNs as fast as you can just to meet TAP. Despite that one unit was still over by 6hrs. How can that be? That CM was there...
    Feb 16, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. My company is being taken over by DaVita what to expect
    Expect a headache and belittling. Only the Davita way of things is the "right way" You will be looked down on. Just my experience, not nessarily others during the Gambro buyout a few years ago.
    Jan 16, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Moving to NC, will FMC keep my NYC Pay
    Davita used to when I worked with them years ago. We had a well paid tech from CA move to NC and kept it all! Let us all know what FMC does. They should and our area in NC needs RNs badly!
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Why are dialysis nurses paid less?
    I know it has been many years since I did acutes, but we were contract employees. We did not work for the hospital but for a dialysis company ( I was with Gambro- tells you how long ago)We were only...
    May 12, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Dialysis electronic medical record system.
    Hey there! After working with the gambro/davita systems, fresenius felt like I went back in time:dzed:. It would be nice if we could actually review homemeds, enter medication changes( both home and...
    Apr 3, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. when to hold zemplar?
    There should be an bone algorithm in your standing orders. Also, talk with your dietician. They will be an excellent resource person. Plus this is their area of expertise! Use them!:D
    Mar 21, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Fresenius pay
    I have found that FMC has numerous pay territories! An experienced RN can make say $33/hr in Raleigh as a staff nurse, but the highend for a Clinical Manager approx 1hr away going closer to the...
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. when to hold zemplar?
    Our docs want Vit D held for phos greater than/equal to 7.0.
    Mar 17, '10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. agencies???
    Have you tried Supplemental Healthcare?
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: North Carolina Nursing
  19. CLINIC MANAGER PAY-Fresenius
    Not all Outpatient units have a FA AND CM! None in the Top Cats Region near the coast anyways!! Sure would have made my days with them do able. It is not easy working the floor, managing and...
    Jul 21, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. incontinent NH pts
    I have worked at a few units that CMS was called and investigated the situation. Part of the POC was to clean the pt and the NH to sent clothes and attends everytime they went to HD. Of course no one...
    Jul 11, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. incontinent NH pts
    Does anyone else have techs that think cleaning NH pts is not in their job description and that only a RN can do that? If I wasn't so overwhelmed with the "bottom falling out" and both RNs not having...
    Jul 8, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. CLINIC MANAGER PAY-Fresenius
    I was sent a notice from my recruiter that the New Bern unit was looking for travellers. Is that unit truely that horrible? I have heard some stories, but I am over 2hrs away and we all know how the...
    Jul 1, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. opinion for seasoned dialysis nurse/manager
    I was in a similar situation a couple years ago. I woke up one morning, decided I am quitting today. Arrived at work typed it out. Placed a phone call to a travel agency, got a 13wk contract in less...
    May 27, '09
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. Seeking information on Green Cards
    I am also A Canadian. We have lived here almost 13yrs. It took a very long stressful time to get our green cards. (appox 5yrs) Gambro ( now Davita) paid for me and I paid for the family. It...
    Oct 7, '07
    Forum: Travel Nursing


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