I would like to know if the practice of having a vascular access manager / coordinator is done in the Philippines?
Calling dialysis nurses in the Philippines, does your unit (freestanding clinic or hospital based) have a key person that implements dialysis vascular access surveillance and monitoring programs?
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Has anybody have experience with the HeRO graft?
It's a hybrid of a CVC+AVG. (pretty cool idea!) HeRO Graft
It's indicated for catheter depended patients due to central stenosis and also for those running out (or ran out) of peripheral vascular access options!
Please share your experience if you have come across it in the clinical area.
I too am interested in working as a nurse in Germany. But I may have a different case, since I've been working for 5 years now as a dialysis nurse in South America and the Caribbean. I am from the Philippines, and I got my BSc. in Nursing and my initial RN registration and renal nursing specialization in the Philippines.
Is there any nephrology/dialysis nurse here who can share some details for work as a dialysis nurse in the German setting?
I learned my lesson with phenergan the HARD WAY.
During those days of giving it via slow IV push, I had one patient who immediately went into seizure, turned out to be a TIA and it really got me anxious and couldn't get over it for a week.
I would never forget how I felt that day.
+1 on the 13mL/kg/hour rule.
We have noticed a significant drop in intradialytic mortality rate when started following it.
Only 2 instances of a code in the past year in our chronic unit. Well it may be too premature too say, but having only 2 in a year as compared to what used to be an average of 5 is a good thing.