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  1. Dialysis Clinic, Inc.
    I worked for DCI for 2.5 years and worked 4 10's. I think the hours prob depends on the clinic, if they have 2 shifts or 3 shifts, and if they're open M-Saturday, or just M, W, F. My clinic was open...
    Jun 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. All the Things We Carry
    I carry the memory of one of my favorite chronic dialysis patients. She used to come in on a stretcher, no legs, one eye, and missing fingers. She waved to everyone, as pleasant and cheerful as ever,...
    Jun 11
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. how does a new grad get into this?
    I started as a new grad in outpatient dialysis because it was the only job offer I had. I also had no medical experience, other then clinicals. I had been a server/bartender for 7 years. It was...
    Jun 5
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Acute hemodialysis rn pay rate in texas
    I worked in both California and Texas as a travel acute HD nurse. Texas does not pay the time and a half after 8 hours or 12 hours. Only time and a half after 40 hours in one week. I worked in San...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Travel nursing, bad scene?
    My first assignment was kind of a nightmare. Understaffed severely and management was like a rotating door, so I worked about 60 hours a week and took call 4 nights a week. My other assignments...
    May 20
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Clonidine Use in the Chronic Unit
    Interesting. I guess every nephrologist may be a little different. The MD at my clinic always wanted to give it post HD.
    May 14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Clonidine Use in the Chronic Unit
    I only ever gave it a few times, usually with non compliant patients and only POST dialysis. We had several ppl that just lived at BPs of 210/115. When their pressure dropped to 135/80, they would...
    May 14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Emergency Department to Dialysis
    What's a typical shift like? Do you start IVs or do most patients have their access already? Is it more being able to monitor vital signs and understand fluctuations from baseline? I'd love...
    May 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Emergency Department to Dialysis
    Outpatient dialysis is the most physically demanding job I've ever had. I used to work as a server for 7 years and it didn't even come close. Mentally, maybe not as bad as other nursing jobs. It is...
    May 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. CNN/CDN study advice?
    http://www.nncc-exam.org/cgi-bin/WebObjects/NNCCMain.woa/wa/viewSection?s_id=1073744582&ss_id=1&tName=cnnEligibilitySplash Forgot to hit paste!
    May 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. CNN/CDN study advice?
    Here's the link- it's not effective until January 1, 2015. But it states 25% of work must be in something other then outpatient HD to be eligible for CNN. If you work fast, might be grandfathered in?...
    May 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. CNN/CDN study advice?
    Mometrix CDN study guide. $50 on amazon. You could look at the core curriculum for nephrology nurses, but it's very large and overwhelming I thought. I believe that ANNA has changed their...
    May 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. A Word To The Wise.........
    To NDXUFan, I listen to your perspective and I know it must be so difficult, dealing with this disease every day. It sounds like at one time, you struggled to gain some control and influence over...
    May 8
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. The Case for Compensation in Kidney Transplants-WSJ
    Even some managers and business owners won't give up their control and power for the sake of their own company. If it wasn't their idea, it isn't a good one. I'm only 28 years old, but I've noticed...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Dialysis training while in college?
    I'm pretty sure you can't be a certified dialysis technician until you have 1 year experience. They take a state test to get the CCHT after one year, if you don't pass, you can't work as a technician...
    Apr 29
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. The Case for Compensation in Kidney Transplants-WSJ
    If you need a kidney, as long as the person is tested and clean, I don't think you would care who it came from, whether poor, rich, homeless, old, young, male, female, black, white, etc... If they...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Dialysis Start Time
    Pretty Lady, I feel like I once felt like you, so I want you to stay encouraged. I can relate to your feelings and I too was almost in shock and depressed at what my first few months showed me. Did...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Dialysis Start Time
    Pretty Lady, I had similar experiences to you starting as a new grad. All the techs had tons of experience and treated me like an outsider. Not only were they disrespectful and condescending due to...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Dialysis Start Time
    Could you find a new clinic that does 4 10's? or 3 12's? That seems like a lot of work. 3 16.75 hour days is 50 hours a week! I know Fresenius and Davita are cutting back on all overtime if possible....
    Apr 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Overwork in Acute Dialysis Travel
    That sounds so exhausting and you sound very unappreciated and undercompensated for your efforts! My first travel assignment in San Antonio was a wake up call for me. I was scheduled 5-6 days a week...
    Apr 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Davita dialysis nurse
    I think a lot of new grad nurses, prospective nursing students, and even seasoned nurses have a false reality of what to expect at a nursing job. Everyone is on this constant hunt for this glamorous...
    Apr 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Davita dialysis nurse
    Marshall1, I believe that most happiness or unhappiness comes from your own attitude towards your job. Although there are some clinics that are like hell on earth, if you work in the hospital...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Machine requires SEVERAL rinses after bleaching
    We had one of those at my clinic.. one of the wand may not be sealing tightly enough when it is plugged into the machine. Could replace tiny o-rings around the wands, or do what my fav co-worker did,...
    Apr 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. Torn between Dialysis and med/surg for my first job
    I started as a new grad in outpatient dialysis, have now been doing acutes for a couple years. I wouldn't say it is the best route, but I didn't have any other choices. That was my one and only job...
    Apr 7
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Abandoned patients
    Now comes the ethical dilemma-- call someone a cab out of your own pocket? You could be fired... Give someone a ride in your own car? Oh what a horrible thing to do!!! This is what saddens me. I...
    Apr 2
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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