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  1. Unable to take fluid without cramping????
    If you have a Crit line establish a hematocrit threshold, and never go above it If not consider weight for overall fluid removal, ask MD for 30 ml per kilo per treatment take it all in the first...
    Nov 30, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. New Grad who FINALLY has an offer (S)...
    This is a tough call. Here would be my thought process For an RN dialysis is ripe with opportunity, the sky is the limit. Do you ever want to be an NP. Psych NP make a great wage and are in very...
    Nov 2, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Fresenius Training
    Fresenius training is very well done. If you want to get a lot out of it you will. If you don't like your preceptor say something early.
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Plasmapheresis pay salary
    You can make a lot in plasmapheresis in the right environment. There are many many 6 figure acute dialysis nurses, but that lots of hours and call. Plasmapheresis can be very well compensated per...
    Nov 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. How to get out of dialysis nursing?
    Move to an acute team and make friends with people in one of the hospital you will cover, then parlay that into a job. Any that already work acutes make some friends, impress some nurse mangers.
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Dialysis staff nurse salary in US
    That is a great start for a new grad, well done. Nephrology is ripe with opportunity to provide great care and build a career.
    Oct 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Doctor owned dialysis clinic versus corporate owned dialysis clinic
    Doctor owned practices will need a joint venture in the long run. If they don't sell off completely.
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. I regret forever not going to medical school
    That is rough, full stop. This might not make you feel any better but many people at one time or another regret past decisions. I was quite the idiot before I went to the USMC, didn't get out...
    Oct 5, '13
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  9. Transferability of skills learned in dialysis
    It's always hard to change specialty. That said assessment, patient communication management of technical staff are just a few skill that transfer into any nursing field.
    Oct 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Dialysis staff nurse salary in US
    This has to be intern, or PCT pay. This does not meet the minimum pay of any major company.
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. DaVita Non-compete???
    My understanding is it depends on your state. Where I live they are wall paper, not that I tested it.
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Fluid volume deficit??
    :yes: I was going to write a response, no need.
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  13. Disrespectful
    ]They might be miss applying the concept, but the concept is correct. Patent satisfaction is already tied to reimbursement. This is the reality of modern health care. I wound never suggest for a...
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  14. Experiences of Chamberlain Online RN to BSN Graduates
    I think it is to expensive. I did graduate and I am glad to have my BSN, but I belive it is over priced.
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing Degrees
  15. catheter care
    I agree with the above posts on the best practice. However I would simply look out your companys policy on the matter.
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Dialysis? Worth it?
    Depends on the state for is LPN is worth it. However as others have said go back and get your RN in both of the big 2 there is alot of opportunity with an RN. Fresenius more so than Davita. Both of...
    Sep 20, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Looking for clinical managers!
    Well this was a month ago, but I will post anyway. Getting some management experience is a good thing. If the clinic is a good one then I would go for it.
    Sep 19, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Dialysis travel nursing
    CRRT is cake, outpatient change is very difficult. Chairman Ulf M. Schneider on German board of Fresenius (worlds biggest dialysis provider) has said on more the a few occasions that change nurse is...
    Jun 30, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. New Grad Dialysis or ICU?
    ICU, you would be crazy to do otherwise. If you have been a tech for years dialysis will always be there for you. You can always come home to nephrology.
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Help, my school won't allow me to take Nclex.
    I would set an appointment to speak with them one on one. If that doesn't work go to the dean, then lawyer. The LPN nclex is cake anyway, if they have pass rate issues they should be closed.
    Jun 27, '13
    Forum: NCLEX Discussion Forum
  21. Help
    The systems davita and FMC use for hiring are manager intensive and many apps get lost in the shuffle. Go to the units and drop a hard copy of your resume after you put in an online one, this should...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Brand new RN, 2 weeks into job, made charge nurse....difficult staff!!!!
    First honesty assess if you might be doing something that brought on this personnel issue. If you can reason with him and improve his work great. If he insist on a power struggle then... Ask...
    Jun 23, '13
    Forum: Nursing Leadership Strategies
  23. Legalization of recreational marijuana
    Every one the gets paid by the fed must keep a drug free work place. Hospitals get money via medicare payments. If hospitals did not fire someone whom poped on a urin test them might face payment...
    Jun 19, '13
    Forum: Colorado Nursing
  24. Not Sure What to Do...Fresenius Nurses?
    You could stay at FMC for the rest of your career. Inpatient dialysis is one of the best jobs I have ever had. There are many opportunity’s to explore should you get tired of that. You can go in...
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Willing to move anywhere do anything!
    In Colorado there is a Lamar Community College. It has no wait list, it is cheap to live there, but very Rual. It is a great program.
    May 1, '13
    Forum: Registered Nurses: Diploma / ADN / BSN


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