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  1. New grad RN and dialysis
    I would hire a new grad, however....Dialysis is a highly specialized field & will require many weeks & months of learning; be careful if you are still going to school. This will limit your...
    Aug 3, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Peritoneal dialysis...what is a typical day like for a pd rn?
    The only time we go to the homes is to screen for safety, help them get organized or if there is a problem. We Are on the phone a lot; case-managing these patients. They come to our clinic 2 x...
    Jul 4, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. interview tomorrow, any tips please!!??
    How did the interview go? I spent many years in acute dialysis & loved it.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Help
    Have you considered re-locating within the state? I know there are serious openings.....expand your search.
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. dialysis question
    Call the dialysis staff & ask them, they'll check with the nephrologist if necessary & will appreciate that you are "thinking". Patients are different, but many of them should wait until after...
    May 30, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Starting Training for Acute In Patient RN this Monday
    How's it going so far?
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Home Dialysis and Compliance
    I hope you don't give up. I moved to home 2 yrs ago from acutes & I love it. And hopefully you have a mentor or someone with experience. If you're on your own, don't feel alone. Many of these...
    Apr 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Is this what being an RN in dialysis is like?
    Do NOT let the techs talk you into calling somebody in early or switch pt put-on schedules. It will just screw up the turn around & as the nurse you will be the one to suffer every time! I don't know...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Join ANNA?
    It's good for your career if you plan to stay in dialysis, for professional development & looks good on your credentials/resume'. If you have a local chapter it is good networking; the conferences...
    Feb 10, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Home Therapies
    Whats the deal? Home therapies is great. I spent my entire career in acutes until last year. Now I help patients take care of themselves, well most of them... some need more help than others of...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. e-cube
    Hi Jennifer We've been using ecube since Feb. If I understand your practice, printing the med sheets for review by the patients is just the first step. When the nurse interacts with the patient in...
    Nov 2, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. American Renal Associates
    You would be busy in Home therapies, be careful about agreeing to work the clinic. Unless you have < 10 patients. And if you're the only nurse you'll have tons to learn to be in compliance. Tread...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. ICU RN thinking about doing Acute Dialysis
    Guttercat has it right. Your thinking is right on & I applaud you for recognizing the skills that acute RNs have and use. We are most often criticized for "sitting around" at the bedside. I too moved...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. ultrasound and dialysis access
    Are you using it for your venipuncture, mapping best VP site, or diagnosics ?
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Dialysis isnt for everyone
    Don't forget about Home Therapies. It is not hectic like Acutes or the clinic and has more regular hours. All companies are trying to build their home programs & anticipate it will grow in future...
    Sep 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Experience dialysis nurses....PLEASE HELP!
    Glad to be of help; no I had to give up the good life.....got too old for those kind of hours, etc. I enjoyed many years in acutes, but every time but once I worked for private companies, ya know the...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Nephrology Nursing Certification
    Those certificates are sponsored by ANNA, an American organization. The BONET is international, so is better known worldwide. I took it instead, ANNA requires a bunch of "their" CEUs even to sit for...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Overwhelmed within 2 weeks!
    Sounds normal to me. You didn't say what if other nursing experience you have; but even ICU nurses get frustrated when they "can't get it" as fast as they expected. Will look forward to hearing your...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Experience dialysis nurses....PLEASE HELP!
    To answer akosiba, it depends on what's going on. You can sit at a bedside 3-4 hours only getting up to check your pt q 15min...or you can be up x hours managing 1 or more patients c a lot going on....
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Experience dialysis nurses....PLEASE HELP!
    It would be a very good change for you. You will use your assessment skills and knowledge every day & should make an excellent acute dialysis nurse. It will be challenging enough to refresh your...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Acute dialysis?
    nlovell is right about the $, I made my most profitable year in Acutes. Call pay, callback, OT adds up! Go for it! :nurse:
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Acute dialysis?
    Acutes is physically demanding but can be very rewarding. Start your day not knowing when you'll get home, take your lunch & dinner just in case. Average days 12hrs? hard to say, it depends where you...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Considering switching from hemo to PD nursing
    I recently made the switch. There is life after Hemo. I like it very much, lots of teaching, clinic environment with regular hours, our call is mostly phone management as is much of the patient...
    Oct 21, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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