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  1. My God, these family members!!
    We have a spot in the chart for psych/soc aspects of the patient with dropdown boxes such as "demanding", "combative", "hostile", "withdrawn". As a patient and a health care worker, such...
    Apr 22, '09
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  2. Behavioral Problems:Patients in Outpatient Clinics
    Yes, I am. I have done most of the required meetings and doctor visits but am now trying to get my thyroid in order. They will not accept you with a thyroid problem. I just started synthroid , lab...
    May 29, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Behavioral Problems:Patients in Outpatient Clinics
    I researched PD and is just is not a good idea. It takes so much room for supplies plus I have animals at home. Also it has such a high Insident for infection. Home HD would not work for the same...
    May 29, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Behavioral Problems:Patients in Outpatient Clinics
    quote: However, as in society in general, there is a subset of folks or pts that feel life owes them. In life they can't live by the rules of society and in dialysis that feeling carries over You...
    May 28, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Behavioral Problems:Patients in Outpatient Clinics
    I have two insurance policies and also medicare. I am billed $34,000 a month for 12 tx and the insurance pays $30,000 as payment in full. I did not mean to say that I personally pay this but this is...
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. new to dialysis
    Quote We as nurses understand the hardship of going through temporary catheter while the AVF matures and working, the cost incurred for a new formation. That's why we are so very careful in doing...
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Behavioral Problems:Patients in Outpatient Clinics
    Blue, it is unforunate that you are not paid overtime for your work. In the US it is the law to pay for overtime. It is also unforunate that there is no control over start times for pts at your unit....
    May 27, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. HIV Needlestick
    I had a direct mucus membrane exposure at dialysis. Pt was not a known HIV+ but who knows?? I did not go on medication but was tested at exposure, 6 wks and at 3 months. All were neg. My exposure was...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Behavioral Problems:Patients in Outpatient Clinics
    Jorlus: I am a dialysis pt and I also am an apheresis technicain with transfusion medicine. I am well aware of the fact that "chronic dialysis is not all sunshine and flowers". I have seen first...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. new to dialysis
    A pts access IS their lifeline. I would always let a newbee draw venipuncture but never, never let a newbee practice on my lifeline. Thats just not pudent. Some pts indure many surgeries to get an...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Behavioral Problems:Patients in Outpatient Clinics
    One has to wonder why a dialysis pt acts aggressive in the first place. It could be that they are aware that whatever tx they receive, good or bad, they must put up with poor attitudes from...
    May 21, '08
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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