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  1. Solutions for Acutes?
    I used to think the same when I first started, until I got so many unnecessary treatments, just for the sake of the Docs having someone to do for the day. Or wanting to dialyzeva a pt, when I'm...
    Dec 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. LVN in Dialysis
    I believe that you can't piggyback Iv narcotics and give blood transfusions. LPN's can do IV meds, that depends on the job, not the scope of practice
    Nov 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. CHN Certification with BONENT
    I think on there website is a study guide.
    Nov 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. dialysis nursing...i want to run fast and far away
    Being a dialysis nurses, is either or you like it or you hate it. I was oriented by techs until I learned the machines, and how to stick. I never had an abusive tech , and yes I quite frequently...
    Nov 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Solutions for Acutes?
    We recently had an issue with a nurse being called back in, after a 17 hour day. She had just arrived home, and was called back. She told the Renal fellow, that she needed at least a few hours before...
    Oct 26
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Ebola patient is on dialysis
    Being a dialysis nurse at a Level 1 hospital in My city. I had the same conversation with my co workers. I just told them, sorry but I woud not be doing the treatment, my children having a mother is...
    Oct 15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Excelsior and Georgia RN License
    I graduated in 2010. I currently work in a Level 1 trauma center in philadelphia so with documentation I shouldn't need a preceptorship
    Jul 22
    Forum: Excelsior College Online Nursing
  8. 2014 camp work thread
    We have a bear that visits the Health center everynight. So now we have resorted to putting any food out in the am.
    Jul 18
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  9. Practical scrub color in Dialysis...
    Nurses wear blue at my hospital and I have bleach on almost every pair. I used to be a very stylish nurse before I went in to dialysis. I used to wear white pants on bleach days
    Jul 10
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Why Do Not More Clinics Push Home Dialysis?
    I talk to pts all the time about home hemp they usually just say they have no help or don't want to do it. I especially ask my more difficult pts who always complain and never are happy with anything...
    Jun 29
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Travel Nursing
    Try the clep or Dante's exam Public speaking. Just google it for more info, or go to degreeforum. Net and you can find some info on this exam
    Jun 25
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  12. Waiting to Travel?
    I have always wanted to be a traveling nurse, even before I became a nurse. I became an Lpn in 2008 and an RN in 2010. I then became a dialysis nurse, I still have the desire to travel as a dialysis...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  13. The Worst Hospital Visitor I've Ever Seen
    I had a pt on the bent who was known to get anxious. She had coded 2 previous times and was always anxious after that. Her sister arrived and told me she had a bowel movement, I went to clean her up...
    Jun 25
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  14. 2014 camp work thread
    Camp starts on June 28 so excited to start my 6 th year at Camp Vacamas in NJ. Will only be there a few days a week though but still excited to pack my kids up
    Jun 3
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  15. Insight** RN Relocating to Fayetteville
    I currently live in Philly, work st Temple Hospital. Looking to move to Atlanta, no info to offer you, just want to say good luck on your move. I can't do Philly anymore Lol
    Jun 3
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  16. Fresenius Call Back pay
    I was an acute RN for FMC. When we got called back in we clocked in upon arrival
    May 29
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Excelsior college
    If you check on the GA Bon site they answer those questions. I'm just starting the process also to be licensed in Georgia. I also heard that Excelsior will assist you with info on applying
    May 29
    Forum: Georgia Nursing
  18. New to Dialysis - What's the deal?
    Been a dialysis RN for a little over 2 years, in chronics and acutes. My techs generally love me because I will jump in and help out. Trust me, learn your machine, it takes off so much stress when...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Employee health
    We generally handle anything over the counter, colds, rashes, etc in the health center. If the counselors are local, they are usually on the parents insurance. We do send to the urgent care center or...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  20. trips
    We pack our meds in labeled envelopes with instructions for them to be given. Usually the senior staff gives them, only our teens go away for extended days. The younger kids on overnights we...
    Jan 26
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  21. Open visitation during acute dialysis
    Theres no policy at my hospital besides, putting on and taking off. So I just base it on how annoying the family is, on if I put them out. Generally, the floor nurses don't know the policy and they...
    Jan 20
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. National Shortage of Normal Saline
    I heard that it was a shortage also. When I orde a few cases I was only sent 2 cases. I don't think they understand that in dialysis we can't run with out saline. Luckily I was working at a small...
    Jan 9
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. 2014 camp work thread
    Yes I think that's just camp nursing. We have had nurses who want it to run like a doctors office, that is not the case. We take the good and the bad and try to have a great summer. I love camp...
    Dec 30, '13
    Forum: Camp Nursing
  24. Seeking advice regarding Ultrafiltration rates
    The UF goal is a prescription, any changes to that must come from the Physician. Now we know that we adjust it all the time. But in a sticky or really unsure call the physician, and document very...
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Dialysis Nurse Survey-MSN Capstone
    I have completed the survey
    Dec 29, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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