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  1. NDXUFan

    why do nurses hate medics?

    HUG those nurses :)
  2. NDXUFan

    What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis

    People respond to incentives and since there are no incentives, they are not responding.
  3. NDXUFan

    What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis

    More individuals who were in need of a kidney transplant have died on the kidney transplant list have died than U.S. Military personnel who lost their lives in Vietnam. Now, we have over 100,000 people on the list who need a kidney and this list is growing each and every day. How could anyone think or believe that this current policy is a good one?
  4. NDXUFan

    What should EVERY nurse know about Dialysis

    Never said that it did.
  5. On the transplant list before someone would be eligible to pay a donor? No right or wrong answer, just curious?
  6. NDXUFan

    Not a Nurse???

    I have a graduate level education just as the majority of individuals on this board. I asked for an opinion, that is all. If you are in hip pocket of the drug company, at least be honest about it. Physicians and Nurses have a duty to the patient, first and foremost, not the drug company rep. Yes, unlike many who have to deal with the medical field, I know many in the field are taking money from the drug company. Instead of lectures, patients need people who are going to find out what causes diabetes. Many in dialysis are very, very sick, because they are not getting enough dialysis. Just because I did not go to Nursing school, does not make me some kind of fool. Just remember, someone said, "As you treat the very least of my brothers, you have done unto to me." Salaries, benefits, profits, and stock options are not immoral. Yes, I have taken care of individuals with MD and CP, and I know what it is like to be on duty 24/7. Some day, everyone of you will become very sick, it may not be today or tomorrow, but, everyone dies at some point. Prohibition in dialysis is not working as it has never worked in American history. Some of you do have a God complex, however, that job is already taken. Thousands of individuals are suffering on the transplant list to give the third parties comfort. I am curious, have the deaths of those on that list been worth your comfort? I know that many in dialysis feel the need to think well of themselves at the expense of others who are enduring incredible suffering. How does trust and donation work when you go to purchase food and water? Massive shortages would exist if food and water purchases were based on trust. The price of zero is zero. 0+0=0, 0-0=0, and 0x0=0. I wonder, oh I wonder, how many on here would allow third parties to make basic decisions for their lives? Years ago, if some Obesity control freak decided to tell me what not to eat on my plate, they would be subjected to a serious beatdown. Yet, Obesity nuts are cowards, so they get the government to enforce their wishes. Before you shove that ice cream cone in your mouth, ask yourself, am I living as I demand loudly of others? Do the people that I lecture loudly have a chance to pick up and go on vacation as I do? Can the people that I have forced to sit in a chair for so many hours per week, while I take a vacation to visit my friends, so I can be comforted and think well of myself? Would I be able to take a dose of my own medicine? Many things such as slavery used to be legal in the United States, now, they are not. Do I really have the right to discharge someone to a death sentence, playing judge, jury, and the executioner? Should people in the penal system have more rights than someone who has not committed serious felonies, who sits in a dialysis chair? Something to think about................
  7. NDXUFan

    Why Do Not More Clinics Push Home Dialysis?

    Believe it or not, many countries do not require or do not mandate a "helper." Having worked in public safety, I think it is overkill on Nocturnal Dialysis at a blood flow rate of 300. The Nursing staff at Indiana would agree with me. I understand in certain cases or patients, a helper would be a very good idea. However, it would depend on the health of the patient. I would love to have someone help me, but, if they do not, it really does not matter. There are many push button systems that you could use and they are not expensive, as well. If Nocturnal is being done every day, you generally never have any type of fluid issue as it is working somewhat like a regular kidney. :)
  8. NDXUFan

    Why Do Not More Clinics Push Home Dialysis?

    Probably so, government needs to mind their own business.
  9. NDXUFan

    Why Do Not More Clinics Push Home Dialysis?

    Very good posts. The main reason that I went to home hemo is that I was very unhappy with In-Center dialysis, not enough dialysis. Many very unrealistic demands and standards. Too many that wanted to demand a standard that they were unwilling to live, themselves. Then, I read about Nocturnal dialysis and you could do it at home. I thought, "I am so out of here." Now, I have dialysis on my schedule, what works for me. If it is getting done, kidney specialist does not care. I do not understand if they hate it so much, why do they not want to leave and go home? I agree, does not make sense.
  10. NDXUFan

    Does Anyone Take Statins?

    If so, what is your opinion about them?
  11. NDXUFan

    Why Do Not More Clinics Push Home Dialysis?

    I am very glad to hear that :) Yes, I have been on that site. many times.
  12. NDXUFan

    Emergency Department to Dialysis

    Erin: It is not worth your health. You might want to think about working in Home Dialysis, much less stressful. When I was on In-center, I did all of my care, along with the needle sticking. Yet, I was the only patient who did that routine. I even asked the clinic if they would teach me how to run the machine by myself. I would love to have you as my nurse. Not sure if you are married and have kids, I offer free rent, food, and a very, very easy job, as I do all of the work. You would just be there if there was a problem. You could even sleep while I was on the machine, if you wanted. No, we would not do the night shift :) I worked nights for years and no, we would not be doing that. You would only really help me once or twice per year, if I was sick, it is rare.
  13. I would think that it would be much less stressful for the Nursing profession, your thoughts?
  14. NDXUFan

    Too slow for fast pace job?

    Yes, many good posts. I remember when I left the county and I started to work in a retirement community. I dealt with some loser who worked there who thought I should have known the job after six days of training. Keep in mind, that I had a few years of security experience and four years of law enforcement experience at a major county. This from a retirement place who expect the officer to know everything, what a bunch of garbage. I was working one day per week and every other weekend, while this guy worked there six days per week. If he was not better than me, he had some serious problems. When I trained someone, I always protected the people under me, if some idiot did not like it, too bad. If you abuse the people under me, get lost.
  15. NDXUFan

    Fair Market Value for a Kidney

    What is fair market value.... http://www.nature.com/ki/journal/v69/n6/full/5000262a.html#bib12
  16. NDXUFan

    done with dialysis nursing

    Not worth your health.