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  1. CNN vs CDN
    Chisca is right- CDN associates or bachelors, CNN bachelors only. CNN 3 years, CDN 2. They have recently changed requirements as well, are you looking at the NNCC website? CNN is geared towards Acute...
    Oct 19, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  2. #NursesUnited: Can we continue the momentum for necessary change?
    Share this link on your facebook page and we can get the petition signed for mandated nurse to patient ratios. We have 1 month to get about 92,000 more signatures. This is worthwhile for us! Let's...
    Sep 19, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  3. LPN Pay/Salary
    When I lived there a few years ago RN's were making $22-26 at clinics, LPN's were more like $16-23 based on experience. If you stay with DCI long term, you can get raises, and better retirement...
    Sep 19, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  4. Acute Dialysis Nurse:Patient Ratios
    If you have a good acute team with low turnover, then third shifts should be a rarity. Fourth shifts should be out of the question I think. 24 hour shifts? That is just plain unsafe and there are...
    Sep 16, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  5. Acute Dialysis Nurse:Patient Ratios
    " No more then 3 shifts of patients per day"... 3 shifts of patients is easily an 18 hour day... And I know from experience that they expect you to do that without questions. I was often told...
    Sep 15, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  6. Davita dialysis nurse
    We need to have mandated patient to nurse ratios and mandated tech to patient ratios. I'd also love it if somehow, nurses and patient safety (note, NOT patient satisfaction) became a priority in...
    Sep 15, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  7. Acute Dialysis Nurse:Patient Ratios
    Yeah it wouldn't be the worst thing... Some programs seem fine if they have good staff and management. But overall, their reputation in our specialty is not good. And I've talked to a lot of...
    Sep 7, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  8. Acute Dialysis Nurse:Patient Ratios
    I understand! Travel companies are shady in my opinion. I think that both of the big 2 give great training. I think it could be a good learning experience for a year or 2. From there you could search...
    Sep 5, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  9. Acute Dialysis Nurse:Patient Ratios
    I do not work for one of the big 2. I work for a physician practice now. It is great!! I have worked for them in the past.
    Sep 5, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  10. Acute Dialysis Nurse:Patient Ratios
    Sure. I have worked for acute teams in Florida, South Carolina, Texas, California, and Colorado. I have never had a ratio higher then 2:1 in acutes. I have heard of some units doing 3:1 in acutes, I...
    Sep 5, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  11. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  12. 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, '15
    Forum: General Nursing Student
  13. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  14. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  15. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  16. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  17. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  18. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  19. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  20. Remote ischemic preconditioning
    Very interesting!!!
    Jun 19, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  21. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  22. Pirate busted.
    Probably never... not when you have friends in the right places and that kind of money!
    May 14, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  23. 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, '15
    Forum: Collective Bargaining / Nursing Union
  24. CNN
    CNN
    I passed!!
    May 5, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology
  25. 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, '15
    Forum: Dialysis / Renal / Urology


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