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  1. Dialysis At Sea--hard to get a spot as an RN?
    I know when I cruised with Dialysis at Sea, I would sign up about 9 months ahead. They will send you a calendar of all the cruises for 2013. I would pick in January for an October cruise and June...
    Dec 23, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Ideas to help my pt
    What is his starting BP? To me, it sounds like his dry weight needs to be adjusted. When was the last time it was adjusted. If he does have a cardiac history, 4kg sounds like a lot for him. ...
    Nov 18, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. How to deal with the old Dialysis line in line exchanges in IR?
    There are a few questions I would ask first before answering. 1. Is the catheter infected prior to the exchange? Is there a tunnel track infection present and/or positive blood cultures? 2. Are...
    Nov 17, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Pediatric Dialysis
    I am not a PEDS dialysis nurse, but I know the children's hospital in our area uses the Fresenius K machines. I have used the Phoenix and the K's and I HATE the phoenix machines!!!!
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Davita vs Fresenius RN  - big question
    I agree with the previous poster. Definitely find out how your time will be divided.
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Aspirating or flushing the catheter lock solution?
    Dialysis catheters are packed with a higher dose of heparin than a normal CVC line. Heparin 1:1000units /ml up to 1:10,000units/ml is used for dialysis catheters. Normal line flushed are 1:100...
    Jul 17, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Nephrology Nursing Certification
    ANNA does not require you to have "their" CE's to sit for their exam. The majority of PCT's who take an exam do not have any CE's prior to taking the exam.
    Jul 12, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Are Groshong central tunneled catheters used in dialysis?
    The lumen of a Groshong is around 9F where as a dialysis catheter is around 13.5 - 14F. The Groshong would not support the required large volume of blood that is needed for dialysis. As for the...
    Jul 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. While out on sick leave, found out I am being "replaced"
    Are you out on FMLA? If so read up on FMLA regulations. U.S. Department of Labor - Wage and Hour Division (WHD) - The Family and Medical Leave Act This is from the website about returning to...
    Jul 1, '12
    Forum: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  10. Acute Dialysis: Do they want you to live close by?
    I have worked for the 2 largest dialysis companies and never had to live in the city where the position was for. Since I did acutes, I was expected to travel to the hospitals were they provided...
    Jun 27, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Overwhelmed within 2 weeks!
    I always tell my new staff that it will take you 6 months to feel comfortable and a year before you truly understand dialysis completely. I am sure that if you need more time on orientation, that...
    Jun 25, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Water supply?
    I don't understand how using the shower could hurt "the physical plant"? Don't patients use the showers? All you are doing is running the water :banghead: If the unit does not have water supply...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. Nephrology Nursing Certification
    Check first to see if you would even qualify to sit for the exam. There are restrictions as to how many hours you need to have worked in dialysis before you can take the exam. Since you don't do...
    Jun 22, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. Water supply?
    They would hook the shower hose up to the R/O machine (reverse osmosis water machine), that filters the water before it goes to the dialysis machines. I have hooked up this way in the past. I ...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. PCT C.E for recertification (CCHT, NNCC, Bonent, etc.) Michigan
    Acutedialysis - thanks for sharing those links :wavey:
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. Heparin Batch Filling
    According the the CDC, Normal Saline bags are for single patient use only. These should not be shared. I think this would include the heparinzed saline bag you are making. This bag can possibly...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. PCT C.E for recertification (CCHT, NNCC, Bonent, etc.) Michigan
    Check with you local ANNA chapter. Many chapters have educational conferences a couple times a year. Our local chapter has 2 large conferences each year that usually offer 6-7 CE's each. These...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. Experience dialysis nurses....PLEASE HELP!
    I went from working ICU straight into acute hemodialysis. That was 25+ years ago. I had 3 weeks of orientation to learn hemodialysis and pheresis and I was on my own. With an ICU background, I...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. Nephrology Nursing Certification
    The CNN and CDN certification are certifications for dialysis nurses (nephrology nurses), not for nurses working with renal patients in the hospital. The certification is very specific to...
    Jun 21, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. ANNA Fall Meeting in Chicago....anyone?
    American Nephrology Nurses Association The mission of the American Nephrology Nurses' Association (ANNA) is to promote excellence by advancing nephrology nursing practice and positively...
    Jun 18, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. Heparin Batch Filling
    We use heparin 1:1000 units per ml and draw this up into 10 ml syringes and put them on the machine. This is for patients that require hourly doses. We also give our patients bolus' of heparin...
    Jun 12, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Heparin Batch Filling
    I would say that you would have to make a new batch everyday, since there are no preservatives in Normal Saline bags. I still am trying to figure out why you are diluting heparin. Is this a cost...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. Heparin Batch Filling
    Are you talking about the heparin syringes that are on the dialysis machine, connected to the patients bloodlines? If this is what you are talking about - you should NOT be keeping this syringe with...
    Jun 11, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. After 1 Year I am SICK of Dialysis
    These patients are very challenging and can be difficult, but not all of them can be characterized as non compliant.I have been doing all forms of dialysis and pheresis for over 25 years and I tell...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. My Results With Nocturnal Dialysis
    Because people in the United States do not want to be connected to a machine for 6.5 - 10 hrs a day every night for 6 nights a week. We are lucky to get them to come to a clinic 3 days a week for 3...
    May 24, '12
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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