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  1. patient education
    patient education is a major component of having the patient part of the treatment team -- e.g. including in the treatment planning/care planning meetings, etc. I am curious, when educating...
    Jul 30, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. First evaluation & raise as dialysis RN in Oregon
    I know this is not related to your salary, but a word of caution --- as a new RN, I would just mention to continue to educate yourself and learn all the policies and procedures as well as the ESRD...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Dialysis bath help!
    I support the interpretation of the ESRD Conditions - however, not sure a surveyor would see the same -- In fact, you can contact the state and ask them the question and they can tell you - if you...
    Jul 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Future of Dialysis????
    I agree that more and more providers/facilities are offering home dialysis -- We started to see a rise in the individual advertising in units for home dialysis after the QIP was initiated -- Many...
    Jul 22, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Davita - Maine hospital - (sale toDavita stirs controversy
    Sorry, for the misunderstanding about posting ---in the future, I will post a synopsis, then post the link - however, I was confused and thought I was not suppose to post other links. Apologize -
    Jul 13, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Davita - Maine hospital - (sale toDavita stirs controversy
    ]Bangor Daily News 7/10/12 By Jackie Farwell, BDN Staff Sale of EMMC dialysis clinics stirs concerns about patient safety[
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Future of Dialysis????
    Knowledge and skills from ICU can be, I agree, very valuable in a dialysis unit -- however, RNs working in dialysis will tell you it takes years to be experienced to be able to identify pending...
    Jul 10, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Future of Dialysis????
    Yes, you are probably correct - and, keeping in mind, providers will try and prevent what they can if it cuts into their profits -- and, there are many patients who have led good lives e.g. eating...
    Jul 9, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. GRANUFLO - FMC
    WOW, I never know of that recall..... pretty scarey and this is probably why it is important to have only well expertised dialysis nurses - but with the federal Conditions, as they are -- there are...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. GRANUFLO - FMC
    I mentioned in another thread that I have communicated with an expert who actually does 'expert witness' positions in dialysis and this person stated that it is still quite risky and you are taking a...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    p.s. I have been in communication wtih an expert, one who has written several books on dialysis, etc who has stated that using granuflo even now is somewhat taking a huge risk
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    When you say you are 'consuming the rest of the Granuflo that we have"... isn't this somewhat dangerous??
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Davita
    Someone at the thread of 'future of dialysis' was glad to get information that many did not have, therefore, am posting this about Davita,for those who work at Davita --this has been an ongoing,...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Future of Dialysis????
    Here is a link that probably shows (from CMS) that dialysis units will be here for a while - CMS Rule Would Boost Payments to Dialysis Centers 3.1% in 2013 Press release from the Centers for...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    Forgive me for asking, but I am a bit confused -- I was under the impression that ALL units using granuflo had to stop using the product immediately ?
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. GRANUFLO - FMC
    Zero - do you work at an FMC unit? If so, were you aware of this - or if you work at a Davita unit, or other unit, were u aware of such --- FMC should have, and apparently they did not, send the...
    Jul 8, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. Thirst-Something To Think About
    Chisca, it is cruel, as far as I am concerned -- in fact, at one time, FMC had a device, similar to the critline that they were suppose to put into their units, or, at least some of them -- about six...
    Jul 7, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    I think part of the problem was that FMC did not notify other units (other than FMC) that they provided the granuflo for -- there are ongoing articles, etc on this and if I have permission I can post...
    Jul 6, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. GRANUFLO - FMC
    Has anyone been following the recent expose' of FMC's Granuflo and the FDA recall?
    Jul 5, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Fun and Games
    Joni, kudos to you for wanting to do this and doing it..:)
    Jun 2, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    the below is the fda's recall ----for those of you working at an fmc unit, or a unit that used this product ---here is the recall information -- i have heard that some units were not notified (non...
    May 31, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. After 1 Year I am SICK of Dialysis
    I thought I read recently where the 3 year period was cut short and there was discussion regarding such at the congressional level? I might be wrong, but thought I read this..
    May 30, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. My Results With Nocturnal Dialysis
    We agree to disagree here -- therefore, my thinkikng is much different -- I believe that, more than not, patients are NOT educated as to nocturnal dialysis -- many facilities do not even offer such...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. After 1 Year I am SICK of Dialysis
    Nurse 2033 --thank you for you comment on accepting the non compliant patient - I have learned over the years there are many aspects to acceptance of this disease/illness whereby one must accept a...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. Fresenius -- Granuflo-- were patients harmed?
    this is the part one of the above __ again, wondering what you all think about this -- my concerns are that other providers, who use fmc products might not have been notified of this --- """ ...
    May 29, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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