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  1. New to dialysis, need advice
    This is solid advice. The only thing I would add is review acid base balance, basic electrolytes, and BP meds, if you are rusty.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Nurses Being Made to Tech?
    It is better to do that then run the unit short. it also keeps the RN's up on the basics. It is not a bad practice at all.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  3. Any CM's doubling as floor RN?
    You learn a lot as a CM, but the situation you describe could end up being brutal. I would also recommended having a good out (another job that's a lock). There are many factors that you could...
    Sep 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. NE-BC Exam
    Do not believe they are correct. That does not match the information on the ANCC site. The only thing waived is the 30 CE's. You need 24 months as midlevel management.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  5. dress pants with danskos
    I where them.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  6. NE-BC Exam
    How did it go? Now that you have done it do you have any advice?
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  7. VA Hiring Process
    opps this is super old
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  8. Desiring to be a CNO
    I am not qualified to answer but congratulations!
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  9. when an employee "tattles"
    I treat it like all information, consider the source and file it away.
    Jul 12
    Forum: Nursing Management
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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
  21. Fluid volume deficit??
    :yes: I was going to write a response, no need.
    Sep 21, '13
    Forum: Nursing Student Assistance
  22. 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: Nurse Colleague / Patient Relations
  23. 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
  24. 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
  25. 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


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