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  1. Davita dialysis nurse
    Hey now, I know a couple of nurses that I suspected did drugs... And they were in fact much, much slower. Crack kills.
    Sep 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. Aneurysms in AV fistula
    It is caused by weakened vessels over time stretching out. The vessels can be weakened by the patient's physiology, or by chronic high blood pressure causing too much turbulence inside the vessel. It...
    Aug 30
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  3. Chronic HD in the Acute Clinic?
    From what I understand, reimbursements for undocumented patients is all about specific hospitals. Some hospitals get no money to take care of them, so you'd be better off transferring them to...
    Aug 27
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Chronic HD in the Acute Clinic?
    We have an unofficial system that works. We've actually got So many undocumented regulars at one hospital, that they have created a special fast track admission and discharge area for dialysis...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. What's going on with pulsating blood lines??
    I see the pulsating all the time.. Don't think much of it. If it's about to clot, you make hear the clicking or sticking sound from somewhere, almost like it's trying to suck blood and can't. I...
    Aug 21
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. What would you do if this was your patient?
    The patient does have a right to cut his treatment time, (if he signs the AMA form) but he does not have the right to override the doctor's order for more then 1kg an hour. So if he wants 2 hours,...
    Aug 15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Acute versus Chronic
    I can back that up, I was an acute dialysis nurse traveler in San Antonio. I was scheduled 5 12 hours shifts a week with 4 nights of on call out of those 5. I worked 50-65 hours every single week....
    Aug 1
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Considering to apply for dialysis nurse position.
    It all depends ... I have worked for a few different places and companies from being a traveler. In acutes, it's almost always 12 + hour shifts. Usually 6am-6pm plus some on call 1-3 times a week...
    Jul 4
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Potassium baths- dialysate
    I work for an acute team that is run by physicians. We actually just implemented a new policy that we are not allowed to use 1K baths ever. And 0K? No way, that was years ago. I guess every physician...
    Jun 19
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Remote ischemic preconditioning
    Very interesting!!!
    Jun 19
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. Hemodialysis Troubleshooting
    I remember when I was new. I went to finish a treatment, and I noticed that the hansens were reversed. I didn't set up the treatment or the machine, but my biggest concern was what just happened to...
    May 19
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. Pirate busted.
    Probably never... not when you have friends in the right places and that kind of money!
    May 14
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  13. The two worst places to be a nurse
    For me, I have worked as a travel nurse and a contractor just over 5 years. But, I have been present in 6 states and over 30 hospitals. The worst experiences for me occurred in Long Term Acute Care...
    May 14
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  14. CNN
    CNN
    I passed!!
    May 5
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. CNN
    CNN
    Haha that's not a bad idea! Except I don't care for teaching ... Don't think I could teach for 8 hours!
    May 2
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. CNN
    CNN
    My employer isn't requiring it, but suggesting it to up their credentials on our acute team. We have 2 CNNs on our team and I know a couple of others from the past. I won't get a raise or anything...
    Apr 27
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. CNN
    CNN
    Has anyone taken the CNN recently? How hard was it? I feel very confident about Hemodialysis and Renal Failure Topics. But I am unsure about Peritoneal Dialysis and Transplant. I even specialize in...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. 10 Reasons I Don't Always Love My Job
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks about the mistakes I've made every day. I've made a few over the years, and none have been major, but they haunt me! Do you ever find yourself going back into...
    Apr 25
    Forum: Critical Care Nursing
  19. What is the significant sign for clotting dialyser ?
    You're right. TMP can be high or low, indicating clotting. Venous pressure gradually increasing usually indicates either the venous chamber or dialyzer is clotting. You can always flush with 100cc to...
    Apr 20
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Chamberlain Nursing School... Is it worth it???
    I am a graduate of Chamberlain College of Nursing. Only went there for 2 years and racked up $55,000. That didn't count my pre-reqs from another school. If I could go back and do it again, I would...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Chamberlain College Online Nursing
  21. How can I hate my job?
    I think you may find that a lot of hospitals are now owned by corporations or large non-profit companies, and it's usually about the bottom line. It's not just dialysis. Lots of dialysis nurses I...
    Apr 16
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. DUI as a student? What's to come?
    Do you have a scholarship? Or will you accrue thousands of dollars worth of debt? That would help me make my decision. I know of nurses with DUIs but it isn't easy. I know of nurses with narcotic...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Nursing Licensure With A Criminal History
  23. Acute travel pay
    I did not make anywhere near $100/hr as a traveler, and I shopped around a lot of agencies. I did make some good money if I worked overtime. I would say if you find you own housing and take the...
    Mar 17
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  24. Nurse who survived Ebola is suing the hospital
    I think a lot of people do not understand what nurses do. We are always the scapegoats for everything. Doctor writes a bad order, we follow it, our fault. Patient falls, nurse had 7 tele patients,...
    Mar 2
    Forum: Disasters: Preparing and Responding
  25. esrd lab values
    Normally ESRD patients have calcium anywhere from 7.5-11.0, anything outside of that needs to be reported. Phosphorus levels can vary wildly also. They can have a PO4 of 2.3 and need replacement, or...
    Feb 23
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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