Latest Comments by jayjaybsnrn

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Joined: Mar 11, '13; Posts: 142 (15% Liked) ; Likes: 47
Dialysis; from US
Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience in Dialysis

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    EJN, RN, BSN likes this.

    Hey EJN. I just graduated with south and I know we are close in our program. When will you graduate? Are you studying for the boards yet?

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    I just graduated at South on their FNP program. What do you mean no direction? You can always your faculty if you have any questions. They are ways there for you if you are needing help.

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    bbcewalters likes this.

    Correctme if I amwrong. I am also new tothis and currently in FNP program. But this is what consensus model is all about right?

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    Did somebody think that a higher education is easier? Really? Try doctorate also it might be easier than ADN.

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    Thats like nursing home n-p ratio.

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    JMHanna likes this.

    Thank you, I apppreciate it!

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    JMHanna can you PM it to me too? Thanks!

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    Hello everyone! It has been a while since my last post. My wife and I used to travel a lot mostly inside FL. We fell inlove with Naples so we are going to settle over there.

    Any thoughts in working with NCH for full time? Pay? Benefits? PTOs? Coworkers? They are offering me TCU job which is a new department for them that will just going to open this Aug. 2015.

    Thoughts will surely be appreciated. Thank you.

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    Quote from Rocknurse
    Not necessarily. We used 0K baths often but only for the patients with the highest of Ks. Would definitely exercise caution when using them. However, 3K baths were the most frequently used baths in my unit. Even for patients with moderate to high Ks. I think it's nephrologist specific. Also, it may depend if you're working in an acute vs a chronic environment. I worked acutes and we would tend to be a bit more aggressive sometimes with the acutes, and far too generous with chronics.
    Im with you on that one. Acute dialysis can be aggressive with baths, but not enough pulling of fluids though. Chronic have to be slow cooking type of treatment that needs to be good in the end.

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    I have never seen a patient or order that is 0 K. That will make pts complain of severe cramping and worst case scenario, dysrrhythmias. Nephrologist nowadays never use potassium free bath.

    In our clinic the standard bath is 2K for patient who has stable potassium or within normal range.
    1K bath for those who has >5.0 K+
    3K bath for thosw who has <3.5 K+

    It doesnt mean if the pt has serum K+ of 3.0 and has a bath of 3K will not elevate the pt's serum K+, 3K bath is a very potent potassium and can increase pt's K+ immensely.

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    Oh it is good! I was kinda skeptical at first becasue I never do online and thinking it will going to suck, but it is really good. They will keep you on track, help you out if you have problems. You can send me a message here privately if you want.

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    EJN, RN, BSN likes this.

    Quote from jnogueira
    I know that South only does 1 class at a time and there are no breaks in between. At GU you can take 2-3 classes, 12 students per class and the class is scheduled weekly. Im in the early phase of looking around but its tough finding an online program who is CCNE in MA. GU is CCNE and ACNE which is huge!
    I am currently taking SU's FNP. They want you to finish the first course by taking one course only, once your done with the first one you can tell them that you want to take 2 classes at a time.

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    That really depends on your negotiation skills. If you aree risky you can get what you want or you can lose what's the best offer. Im having $29/hr in a rural area with one year experience here in US but I have 2 years out of the country.

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    There goes another nurse running away from his job!

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    She just dont want to admit that she assessed the patient wrong.