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  1. Patient's PD Drainage
    We have had patients that wanted to do their own therapy while in hospital but management's opinion is that this exposes the hospital to legal risk and won't allow it. You don't need a nursing...
    Sep 13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Pros/Cons of dialysis nursing
    Peritoneal dialysis is an added responsibilty in the acute setting where I work. We rotate assignments so if you are assigned PD you have anywhere between 2 to 10 patients you are responsible for...
    Sep 11
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Help! Straight Cath Giving Blood Only.
    If a urologist was concerned enough to do a cysto it would seem you weren't the only one who was having issues with blood in the urine. Trauma causes inflammation and I would imagine there is still...
    Sep 9
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Ultrafiltration Profiling
    While it may be interesting to understand the difference between sodium modeling and UF profiling ultimately they are nothing more than tricks that have no evidence based benefit on morbidity or...
    Sep 8
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. What car do you have?
    Saab. Front wheel drive so it's good on snow. They have a bad reputation from people not maintaining them but as long as the previous owner has service records and changed the oil every 3,000 miles...
    Sep 6
    Forum: Travel Nursing
  6. Ultrafiltration Profiling
    Dialysis works by passing blood through a semipermable membrane. Blood molecules are too big to pass through this membrane. Water passes through based on the hydrostatic pressure on the other side of...
    Sep 5
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. CKD, proteinuria, and waste products in the blood
    I would recommend reading this http://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/22400903/Books/The%20whole%20enchilada.pdf
    Sep 5
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Solutions for Acutes?
    Shouldn't this thread be in the Collective Bargaining/ Nursing Union sub forum? ;)
    Sep 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Solutions for Acutes?
    If you find an answer I'd love to hear it. My former ICU colleagues are experiencing the same turnover so I don't think it's just dialysis. We recently had to swallow a cut in the on call pay and a...
    Aug 28
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Nurses Being Made to Tech?
    We can't keep techs so it happens rather frequently. From a business standpoint I can't understand why retention of staff, nurses and techs, isn't a higher priority. Very expensive to keep training...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. VA problems are in most hospitals
    "In November 2013, he walked into the Memphis VA Medical Center complaining of chest pains. After waiting several hours in the emergency room with no help, Blakely left and was treated at nearby...
    Jun 24
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  12. VA problems are in most hospitals
    If nothing else the VA has proven they have a history of covering up problems and concealing the truth from those who would seek to find it. I have a feeling I was there and you were not.
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  13. VA problems are in most hospitals
    Yes. One of the cardiologists on staff starting taking pts to the cath lab at a private hospital on the weekends but was told by the director he would be fired if he continued to do this. One of the...
    Jun 6
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  14. Crozer  approves strike vote, informational picketting June 2
    From the company website: " In several cases the Union has misrepresented our position, and has drawn a false comparison with executive compensation meant to inflame its...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  15. VA problems are in most hospitals
    So was I.
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  16. VA problems are in most hospitals
    I guess that would be comforting to the families of the three vets who I know that died over the weekend. Beyond what I witnessed I was good friends with one of the attending cardiologists who was...
    Jun 4
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  17. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    Why not?
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  18. VA problems are in most hospitals
    The hospital I currently work at meets the national standard of door to balloon time of less than 90 minutes 24/7. From the fourth floor I can see the Memphis VA. “From where we were the first...
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  19. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    I suppose if you own a printing press you can never go bankrupt. But the math doesn't add up no matter what you want to call it. And to call it affordable is ludicrous.
    Jun 3
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  20. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    You could substitute any one of a number of synonyms for bankruptcy, insolvent, failed, ruined, in debt, owing money, in the red, in arrears, overleveraged. But hang on to your legal definition even...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  21. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    If that is what you call fine I would hate to see what you would call trouble. The company hired for the new system, at a cost of 120 million dollars, is 24% owned by the company that designed the...
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  22. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    Like that Monty Python skit where the pet store owner argues that the parrot isn't dead he's just "resting". Sorry to disturb the narrative.
    Jun 2
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  23. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    Massachusetts, Oregon, Nevada and Maryland. $474M for 4 failed Obamacare exchanges - Jennifer Haberkorn and Kyle Cheney - POLITICO.com A company named Serco was awarded the contract to...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  24. Survey Estimates Net Gain of 9.3 Million American Adults with Health Insurance
    So all this drama to pass ACA so that 1 million to 1.4 million could get insurance through government exchanges? And the other 8 million were from employer coverage and medicaid? 4 of those exchanges...
    Jun 1
    Forum: Nursing Activism / Healthcare Politics
  25. If no union in right-to-work state, then what?
    So damn true.
    Jun 1
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union


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