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  1. Switching dialysis companies
    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...
    Mar 18, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Minimum UF rate
    Ufr of 3oo is our minimum
    Feb 8, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Chapstick big no nk
    Trying to figure out how and why chapstick is a big no no while working on dialysis floors
    Jan 4, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. New to dialysis
    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...
    Jan 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Access Flow Measurement
    We have the 2008k machines and run AF at 300
    Dec 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Is this what being an RN in dialysis is like?
    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!
    Nov 16, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Experience in FMC training?
    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...
    Nov 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Ideas to help my pt
    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...
    Nov 1, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Anyone interested in Dialysis Techanican Program?
    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
    Oct 26, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Anyone interested in Dialysis Techanican Program?
    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...
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. video and audio surveillance - Legal?
    I know video surveillance is legal,, however here in mass voice recording is not
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Anyone interested in Dialysis Techanican Program?
    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.
    Oct 25, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Change in the rules
    I would think it would ultimately be the RNs license at risk
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Change in the rules
    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
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Nurses regularly assigned tech station
    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...
    Oct 18, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Scheduling problems.
    I'm a tech with Fresenius and I was hired for 30 hours a week even though its usually 40. My husband works 40+ as well. My hubby is now being pushed at work to work Saturdays and occasional Sundays....
    Oct 15, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. important things to know about/ monitor for in dialysis pt?
    I work as a dialysis tech. The thing we look for is recording vitals every half hour, during the half hour checks we review the machine ensuring all "chambers" are at the appropriate level and enough...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Dialysis Staff Schedules
    I work in a chronic unit with 3 shifts mwf and 2 on TThS. Your hired for 30 or 40 in my unit. I do 3 10 hr shifts (as a tech) which usually turn into 4 and my days are usually more. 11-12 hours. ...
    Oct 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Training with Davita questions(RN)..
    If their training is anything like Fresenius you will not be able to work full time elsewhere. I trained M-F full days between class room and otj training, maybe DaVita is different.
    Oct 5, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. RAI to Fresinius...just looking for info!
    Fresenius chain of command in my clinic is Clinical manager , we don't have charge nurses rather team leaders, then techs. We really all work together. Nurses usually have a 3-4 pt assignment on top...
    Sep 19, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Dialysis isnt for everyone
    I started working as a tech in May of this year, I'm still new to the field. I have my CNA license, EKG Certificate, and phlebotomy license and will be applying for RN school shortly. I really do...
    Sep 15, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Have a phone interview next week with Fresenius!
    I just had one interview not a phone, however I was hired as a PCT not RN. From talking with other RNs who were hired with me they had one interview with the clinic manager and the charge nurse was...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Have a phone interview next week with Fresenius!
    I do like the company they offer tuition reimbursement and other reasonable benefits. There are several clinics in my area and the educational classes are far and few, I had to travel an hour and a...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. Toileting during Dialysis
    It is not possible. As a tech or nurse you have a 3 patient assignment, with my clinic there vitals are taken every half hour and before and after tx. We dont let patients leave with a BP less than...
    Aug 26, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Hypotension
    Every clinic is different, we have a pt that drops everytime but she carries ness with her and takes them to increase her BP. Other PTA we bolus with n/s, or give them soup which usually always...
    Aug 24, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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