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  1. Tag teaming with a tech in acutes
    One of the reasons cited for Japanese dialysis patients having half the mortality rate of American renal patients is no techs. Every single treatment in Japan is administered by a registered nurse....
    Apr 22
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    In another thread you stated you were burned out after working with nurses so I thought you were a nurse.
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  3. What is the significant sign for clotting dialyser ?
    A/V pressures are going to indicate flow through the circuit. If there is a clot in either the venous or arterial chamber then yes you would see this reflected in A/V pressures as this is impeding...
    Apr 21
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Why I cannot hate the Affordable Care Act
    You're a 34 year old nurse who works in a call center as a customer service rep? Laid off 4 times in 6 years? I think I'm missing some part of this story. Why are you so unemployable?
    Apr 21
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  5. How can I hate my job?
    Welcome to the delusional world of ESRD patients. The patient is the one alleging that foot checks are related to company profitability. Some also think that lengthened treatment times are done to...
    Apr 15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. How can I hate my job?
    The patients are the ones refusing assessment not the nurse.
    Apr 15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Traveling vehicle
    I prefer anything that's paid for.
    Apr 13
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  8. How can I hate my job?
    I think the correct term is "seasoned", you are a seasoned nurse, not an "older" nurse.
    Apr 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Are you a PD nurse?
    Much happier and engaged patients. Unlike most hemo patients they are interested in what you have to share and want to be involved in the therapy.
    Apr 12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Never ending lice!!
    Apr 11
    Forum: School Nurses
  11. Tag teaming with a tech in acutes
    If you stop and think about it there is no reason for this behaviour. My hospital charges $2,300 for a bedside. The chemicals and tubing are less than $100, the machine is paid for and my labor cost...
    Apr 8
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. AWD vehicle for nurses
    Or you could live within 1 mile of where you work. That way walking is an option no matter what the weather. Public transportation is the way to go in bad weather unless you enjoy the headache of...
    Apr 6
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  13. Tag teaming with a tech in acutes
    It is not common and you were wise to refuse. When I have been asked it was with the caveat if I didn't then I would have to stay and do them one at a time which meant staying to midnight. I always...
    Apr 3
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. medication guidelines/policies
    Our docs have standard orders that allow them to check a box as to whether or not to give meds on diaysis days.You could ask the pt what they normaly do but I would put the responsibilty back on the...
    Mar 31
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Help choosing-Home Health or Dialysis?
    The "or later" needs clarification. Dialysis is noted for its long hours and is probably the number one reason people leave.
    Mar 30
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. submit my intreview preparation questions
    So how did it go?
    Mar 30
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Dialysate question
    I think the danger to the patient comes from the volume of fluid rather than the compostion of the dialysate. The dialysate solution is diluted with large amounts of water from the r/o system and...
    Mar 22
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Code during dialysis
    All your efforts were to buy time for a liver transplant. Unless he received a transplant he was not going to survive.
    Mar 19
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  19. Code during dialysis
    Most likely could not tolerate the decrease in volume caused by dialysis. Any idea what the CVP was? Everyone is pushing for agressive fluid removal in these situations but the heart can not take...
    Mar 18
    Forum: CCU Nursing / Coronary / Cardiac
  20. Nurses as Costs for Hospitals
    I have been repeatedly told through my career that nurses services are covered under the room charge. I am surprised how few nurses even know what the unit they work in charges per day for a room....
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. when is enough, enough??
    Largest growth in dialysis patients is in the > 70 age group.
    Mar 6
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Dialysis I want OUT
    I will only address this point as it is something I learned before working as a nurse in various dead end factory jobs. Talk sports. Even if you know only a little bit about the game or a team your...
    Mar 5
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. newbie, need input
    If you haven't already I would recommend joining ANNA as this would give you access to their magazine Nephrology Nursing Journal. The Jan/Feb issue had articles that would directly relate to some of...
    Mar 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. newbie, need input
    How many chairs does your clinic have? Correct me if I'm wrong but don't you see the same patients over and over? I would try to learn as much as I could about each patients medical condition so I...
    Feb 27
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Union Representative (humor)
    Laura Gasparis Vonfrolio
    Feb 22
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union

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