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  1. Davita Acute Nurse Interview
    Acutes are a mixture of patients, some who are stable enough to be dialized in an in-hospital clinic and others who are so sick they are in ICU and you bring all the equipment to their bedside. It is...
    Apr 6
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Torn between Dialysis and med/surg for my first job
    Door number 2.
    Apr 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis
    I remember an attending who would tell the house staff, after they were dumbfounded by some clinically challenging situation, that the patient "didn't read the book". You, sir, didn't read the book....
    Mar 29
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Hyperkalemia a ticking time bomb?
    Dialysis patient? They can tolerate higher potassiums and be pretty asymptomatic. Does your crash cart have the calcium gluconate or bicarb because that's where I would look if needed. Break into the...
    Mar 28
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  5. Ca. Nurse Assn. has a new affilate...
    Thanks for the clarification. An affiliation not a merger. Sometimes I get lost in the alphabet soup.
    Mar 28
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  6. Are all nurses overworked and underpaid?
    You came out of nursing school this way? The OP clearly stated she was a new nurse so I understand exactly where she's at. The past 30 years have seen a dramatic escalation of things that separate...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  7. Ca. Nurse Assn. has a new affilate...
    Amen. SEIU is an example of what happens when low skilled uneducated workers are manipulated into forming a union. If you examine the shenanigans SEIU has been involved in in the last decade why...
    Mar 27
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  8. Abuse in Nursing
    Tennessee has changed it's laws to make assault on a healthcare worker a felony. More states need to do this. Assaulting health care workers about to draw steeper fines in TN | The...
    Mar 26
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Young CNA here: help me understand this union thing
    If I posted nonsense like that I would remain annonymous too.
    Mar 26
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  10. 10 states with 30M uninsured hold key to ACA success
    Relax, the White House is using adorable cats to get people to sign up. White House Uses Adorable Cats to Make Us Buy Health Insurance (GIFS) | The Stir
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  11. Two teenage nursing assistants filmed themselves laughing as they beat up 98-year-old
    Humans are not born socialized and if you really want to know why these two individuals are sociopaths look no further than how they were raised. It's really too late now. Who would want to be...
    Mar 24
    Forum: Nursing News
  12. What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis
    Direction of flow. Important to know after the needles (2) are placed as the dialysis machine will pull blood from the arterial side and return to the venous side. Determined by applying pressure...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. All medications to be given at least 4 hours before dialysis
    I would call the patients dialysis center and inquire as to how successful they are in meeting his UF goals. BP meds are not held because they are removed by dialysis but because they can limit water...
    Mar 23
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Young CNA here: help me understand this union thing
    Substitute the word democracy for union and that explains alot. Anti union folks are very similar to anti democracy folks, they hate the idea that the will of the people trumps rule by an oligarchy....
    Mar 22
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. Top 10 Reasons We Get Fired: Sleeping on duty
    California nurses are allowed to nap on their breaks although I don't know if this is by law or just a provision of contract negotiated by the California Nurses Association. Another reason to belong...
    Mar 22
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  16. Nurses of Local 97 Nova Scotia Union, say that mandatory ratios are necessary
    Somehow California hospitals continue to operate at a profit despite having to meet state staffing laws so maybe it is a question of replacing the current management. Do the board of directors know...
    Mar 21
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  17. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    The study I referenced relied on self reporting of errors and if you have ever worked in an environment where punitive action is taken for reporting errors it is easy to see how nurses would under...
    Mar 12
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  18. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    Both the National Institute for Medicine and the American Association of Critical Care Nurses recommend limiting the use of 12 hour shifts due to the danger they pose for patients. I trust their...
    Mar 10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    Depending on whose numbers you look at medical mistakes are a significant cause of death in the US. Are you really going to argue fatigue isn't a role in this? Interns used to work long hours in...
    Mar 9
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Nurses and 12-Hour Shifts - How to Make the Best of Them
    12 hour shifts benefits management not patients. Is nursing less dangerous than trucking? Less dangerous than flying a plane? Both of those professions are limited by law in the number of hours they...
    Mar 8
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  21. No More Overtime!
    I didn't realize the link requires registration so here is the article. "CMS to phase in controversial payment cut to dialysis providers By Beth Kutscher Posted: November 22, 2013 - 5:45 pm...
    Mar 7
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. No More Overtime!
    Hmmm. CMS froze rates for dialysis for 2014 and both Fresenius and Davita stock rose in value at the news. Overtime is part of federal labor law and if your employer refuses to pay the NLRB has a...
    Mar 6
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Is turning the utrafiltration off ok?
    I think one of the ways that Fresenius machines deal with backfiltration with high flux dialyzers is by altering the pressure on the dialysate side. The high flux dialyzers have larger pores. ...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. PA catheters/swan ganz
    Preload, afterload, contractility. A PA catheter answers those questions.
    Feb 28
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing
  25. Why Lactated Ringers?
    Because the liver converts the lactate to bicarb.
    Feb 25
    Forum: MICU / SICU Nursing


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