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I'm a Florida licensed RN working in management in an acute setting. I have been an RN for 8 years, certified in Nephrology for 4 years.

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    How much do you make?

    RN Florida Dialysis (In patient/acute) $23/hr
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    On call shifts

    I do in-patient (in hospital) dialysis with about 13 other RN's and we each take call an average of three to four times per month. I'd say that about 60% of the time, we get called in during the night. (The unit is open and fully staffed throughout...
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    Consumer Safety Alert: FDA

    The U.S. FDA has issued a "Consumer Advisory" warning consumers to immediatly discontinue the use of botanical products conatining Aristlochic acid. (Aristolochia, Braganita, Asarum) The products have been sold as "traditional medicines" or as ingr...
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    CRRT: Who does it??

    I am a dialysis nurse working in an inpatient, acute care setting. Where I work, the dialysis staff sets up the CRRT (PRISMA), provides teaching to the critical care staff, changes the set-up when the sytem clots, makes the changes when there is a c...
  5. I am a dialysis nurse working in an inpatient, acute care setting. Where I work, the dialysis staff sets up the CRRT (PRISMA), provides teaching to the critical care staff, changes the set-up when the sytem clots, makes the changes when there is a c...
  6. Yikes!! Feeling bad for the RN in the UK... and I thought Florida pay was bad! I am, however, feeling good about Florida pay now that I see what nurses in Ohio and PA are making. Don't worry, it's comparable... I just always always thought that "N...
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    Infection control/machine maint.

    I am curious to know what other areas do in regard to disinfecting their dialysis machines after known or suspected Hep A,B, or C, HIV, STD's, MRSA, VRSA, VRE, etc. as opposed to how they disinfect their machines after patients who are not suspected ...
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    Re-entry into dialysis

    Hello, You didn't mention what part of the country you are from, of course, this will have an impact on much money you will make. It has been my experience, in Florida, that inpatient and outpatient areas pay about the same. I won't even go int...
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    recirculation studies

    Sharon, Do you use Crit-lines (In-Line Diagnostics) where you work? They are extremely valuable pieces of equipment when you need to establish a new dry weight or challenge an existing dry weight. They are also invaluable when treating acute or...
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    are all dialysis managers control freaks???

    Outpatient dialysis managers are often forced to think of time as money and push their staff to do the same. I work in the inpatient setting for that very reason. I hate to say it but I think of outpatient dialysis as an assembly line... the pressu...