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  1. Burn out at Davita
    Thanks everyone! Glad I am not alone, I am transferring units in a few weeks so if it doesn't get better will probably cut to part time and find a per diem in something new and fun!!
    Nov 22, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Burn out at Davita
    Anyone starting to burn out in dialysis, I work in home dialysis and getting so tired of davita's management, and all the reports they require, and all their expectations. Anyone else experiencing...
    Nov 20, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Returning to med-surg
    Hi everyone, I currently have been working in home dialysis for 3 years, before that I worked in med-surg I felt it was so stressful, never knowing what to expect with codes and falls and crazy pt's....
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Medical-Surgical Nursing
  4. Fresenius  home peritoneal nurse
    I work for davita as a peritoneal dialysis nurse, it's ok, I liked it more when I first started, pt's are constantly texting me and calling me, also I am on call every other week, money is ok but my...
    Nov 18, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. How to get out of dialysis nursing?
    I have been doing home dialysis for 3 years and I am getting really tired of it, too many managers, on call all the time, I never get away from my job left early today and must have gotten 5 text...
    Nov 14, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Home dialysis feels like sales??
    Due to changes in medicare, dialysis companies are pushing home dialysis, it's cheaper since pt's are performing therapy at home and you don't need the staff like in hemo. It's a very nice area to...
    May 29, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Home dialysis feels like sales??
    Hi Everyone, I have been working in home dialysis for 2 years, I really enjoy it, I like the pt's and teaching. But to anyone who has worked in the speciality...does it feel like sales sometimes?...
    May 28, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Home Dialysis and Compliance
    Sometimes you need a lot patiences for your patients! I have been in home therapies for 2 years and I love what I do but you all patients at some point need reminders and retraining. Each month when...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Phone Interview with DaVita today
    Well hopefully you did we'll on your interview but personal experience should count for a lot especially taking care of family. Davita is very family oriented so I am sure they will take your...
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Home Therapies
    I love working in home therapies. It gives pt's choices and puts them in control. It is the best career move I have ever made, and comes w/ much job security because it is expanding pretty quickly....
    Apr 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Is it hard to get a Med/Surg job with only dialysis experience?
    I think if you can make your cover letter convincing that you have the experience they want you will get a call. Make it clear that you are great at assessments and you are able to recognize that a...
    Feb 19, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Brandywine Hospital
    I am working for Davita dialysis, I decided not to go w/ hospital nursing, don't like shift work and working holidays...good luck!
    Feb 11, '13
    Forum: Pennsylvania Nursing
  13. New to dialysis
    I work in home dialysis and love it, love the relationships I have created w/ pt, knowing when something is going on with your pt since you know them so well. I am not a big fan of on-call, but...
    Jan 26, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Experienced RN with an Associates - new job prospects?
    I think experience is a lot more important then a BSN. I wouldn't worry at all since you have so much experience. I am currently working as a home dialysis nurse (peritoneal dialysis) for Davita. ...
    Jan 21, '13
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  15. Managing a transition to night shift?
    Nights are a hard shift, if you can consistently sleep on the same schedule you will probably feel better. When I worked nights, I would come home and sleep for 4 hours, then wake up because I was...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  16. Quitting?
    I have been a nurse for 5 years and my stresses levels have increased a lot since I have graduated. I suffered from panic attacks the first 2 years of nursing, to this day I actually see a therapist...
    Dec 5, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  17. Take care of yourself and the rest will take care of itself...really/
    Good post! Thanks! My doctor says to improve yourself, you have to "marry" yourself, meaning you take care of yourself and make the commitment to improve what you want to improve whether it's...
    Dec 3, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  18. what makes a good/great nurse?
    Good luck w/ school! I think what makes a good nurse is having common sense and good judgement. You also have to be able to trust your own instincts, and you have to be a good listener, if a pt...
    Nov 29, '12
    Forum: Nursing and Professionalism
  19. Moving from Corrections to Renal...help!
    For a renal floor, I would definitely review electrolyte values. A lot renal pt's are also diabetic, so review diabetes, as well as htn meds. Common renal meds include: epogen/procrit, venofer,...
    Nov 20, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Is Any Nurse Actually HAPPY?
    The feeling of being chewed up and kicked around will get better when your confidence grows and you have some more experience. I think some nurses are happy but the hospital is a tough area to work...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  21. How to cope as a new nurse
    Give yourself some slack! Being a new nurse is so hard!! 4 months in as a new nurse on a cardiac floor I broke down and had a panic attack in the middle of my shift. It was very embarassing but I...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Health / Stress Management 101
  22. HUMC
    Quick question, I am sure this has been asked 100 times but does HUMC hire non-BSN experienced RN's, please let me know. Thanks!:geek:
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: New Jersey Nursing
  23. Career Debate
    Hi Everyone, Just looking for some insight, I currently work in home dialysis M-F 8-430pm w/ on-call every few weeks. I enjoy my job but sometimes I really miss the night shift on my med-surg...
    Oct 31, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  24. stay or leave med surg?
    Do what feels right to you, it sounds like you already know what you want to do. It might be a good idea to stay per diem at the hospital because it's good money and you can keep up your skills. I...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice
  25. New nurse seeking advice
    The first year as a new nurse is really difficult. My suggestions would be: Try to stay organized at work (prioritize in the order of importance, pain meds for patient A is more important to get...
    Oct 14, '12
    Forum: Nursing Career Advice


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