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  1. Dialysis Staff Schedules
    If you want a set schedule and guaranteed 40 hours per week, do not do acutes. Acute schedules are variable, but for the person who love it (like me), it is the flexability of acutes that makes it...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Patient census in acute setting.
    We no longer have our acute room, but when we did, it was 2 patients: 1 staff. Bedsides are always 1:1. I expect my staff to be able to do upto 3 runs per day (all 1:1) but they very often end up...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Change in the rules
    Yes, they clock out for a 30 minute break, but they cannot leave the building unless someone else is the the building (which rarely happens). Since the unit is kinda off the beaten path (way in the...
    Oct 22, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Change in the rules
    We have a small unit (8 chairs) that is run the same way, 1 RN +1 PCT. Both have to be in the building at all times, but they are given breaks. The state has been there to audit twice in 3 years...
    Oct 19, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Dialysis companies other than DaVita
    Tony 55! I agree, I work for a physician owned independant and LOVE it! They are still out there, just far and in between. I will never work for a big chain again.
    Sep 12, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Dialysis bath help!
    Found it faster than I thought. From the CMS ESRD Program Interpretive Guideline V116 "Items taken into the dialysis station should either be disposed of, dedicated for use only on a single patient,...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Dialysis bath help!
    In our clinics we cannot mix the left over bath due to infection control. Once a supply has been utilized on one patient it cannot be utilized on another. So we dump the left over jugs. We...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Water supply?
    We use the showers quite often. The water supply is the same as what is provided to the sinks. A word of caution is the temperature. When using the shower, the dialysis staff must make sure that...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. PCT C.E for recertification (CCHT, NNCC, Bonent, etc.) Michigan
    i am attaching a link that we used for our techs. the ceu's only work for rn's in the state of fl, but kim at the nncc stated that they would be ok for technicians. i should add that the techs...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. New Dialysis CDC CEU
    the cdc now has a 1 hour ce on infection prevention in the dialysis patient. great for nurses and technicians that need ce's. (i know our certified techs have a heck of a time finding enough renal...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. catheter care
    We utilize Chloraprep, antibiotic cream and island dressings. Our infection rate is very low. In one of our acute hospitals we use the biopatch with great success, but it stays on for a week. I'm...
    Jun 6, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Potentially ridiculous question...interviewing for Acute renal unit RN position.
    My guess (and it's only a guess) is that they use "aucte" to mean hospital and "renal" for patients that have some form of renal imparment. That means that you will see all stages of renal failure,...
    Feb 28, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. How did you start in Dialysis?
    If you have an RN, do you have a year's experience in nursing? With the new CMS guidlines mandating charge RN's have at least 1 year nursing experience, this could be part of the problem. Many...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Clave not Cap on HD Catheter
    Maybe try asking the patient? Otherwise I would call the hospital and ask them. They will most likely deny using the catheter, but at least you can documnet the information and the conservation. ...
    Jan 31, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. If clinics are short-staffed,,,where to recruit from?
    We advertise in local papers and online when necessary. We have several dialysis tech schools in the area so we rarely have the need to do any ads (unless we want previous experience.) I will say,...
    Dec 14, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Temporary Dialysis and PICC line together
    Does anyone have any experience with the new BARD catheter that combines a PICC line and a temporary dialysis catheter? It seems great in theory, but the rep says it can't be used while dialysis is...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Salary Pay for Fresenius Medical or Davita?
    For those in Illinois. I've heard that FMC is getting rid of all their acute techs and going to RN only. Has anyone else heard this? I love the idea of RN only, but can't imagine where they will...
    Dec 13, '11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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