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    Vascular Managers

    Anyone here working as a full time vascular manager of a renal unit based in the Philippines? if not full time, anyone working as a dialysis vascular access coordinator?
  2. Hi! 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? Let's get in touch!
  3. Hello! Are there nurse entrepreneurs based in the Philippines active in this forum! Give me a heads up! I'm planning to setup a business there soon. Thanks!
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    Hughes Medical Center in Anguilla, BVI

    Hello! First of all, Anguilla IS NOT in the British Virgin Islands. It's an island in the northeastern Caribbean that is an overseas territory of the United Kingdom. It's a rather small island that's very rural by today's standards. Their main industry is tourism, for the reason that they have one of the best and most stunning beaches in the world. I guess you will be rather be bored working and living their as the place is not urbanized. I've been their several times and it's only the beaches that we're after. Not much restaurant, close to zero night life. I don't even know if they have a cinema. However, despite being not so developed, the island has a high standard of living. Thus the offer they gave you for the salary is not enough, even if you have free transport and housing. All these I'm sharing because I lived and worked in an island beside them, St. Martin. St. Martin and Anguilla are contrasting environments. St. Martin is alive and vibrant, a rather modern place with modern amenities compared to the other islands nearby. Just my 2cents.
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    any nurse entrepreneurs outside of nursing?

    Hello! I'm a dialysis nurse by profession, but in the past couple of years I have founded and invested in a number of business ventures outside our profession, namely a t-shirt company, a travel agency, a motor engine distributorship, and a micro-finance company. It's a bit challenging juggling those with my bread and butter of being a dialysis nurse, but eventually you'll get the hang of it. It's fun being what they call a "serial entrepreneur!"
  6. Hi Ayelesia, I think what you're doing is increasing or decreasing the "conductivity" as a whole. When it's the conductivity itself being modified, electrolyte content are also affected hence the increase and decrease of these electrolytes together with the conductivity. With sodiium profiling, it's only sodium that gets elevated on the time period that the profiling is active. There is a peak, and a base. The peak is how high you want the sodium to be, for example 145 (as compared to the normal of 137 or 138). The base is the normal level you want the sodium to go back to after sodium profiling is done and automatically turned off (in most cases it's the default sodium level, 137 or 138). There is a time on how long the sodium profile is to be turned on depending on the program, namely STEP (recommended to turn off profile 30 mins prior to end of dialysis ), then Linear and Exponential (usually lasts the same time as the dialysis treatment time.) On another note, current dialysis guidelines have gradually discouraged sodium profiling as studies have shown this led to increased thirst, and eventually increased fluid intake, therefore it was counterproductive. But it's not ruled out to be prohibited, it can be used ocassionally, one indication is for patients with chronically decreased serum sodium levels. It all goes down to the RN's and the MD's discretion.
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    Transonic HD03

    For further reading: http://www.transonic.com/resources/hemodialysis/transonic-flow-qc-hemodialysis-monitoring-comparison-with-fresenius-on-line-clearance-olc-monitoring/ Access flow monitor equipment - Topic
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    Transonic HD03

    Hi everyone! As the newly designated vascular access manager of our small unit (15 beds), one of the first projects I'm implementing is to have a Transonic HD03 dialysis access surveillance monitor(s) to replace the Fresenius OLC access flow measurement that we are currently using. Does anyone have an idea how much does the HD03 cost? I got in touch with Transonic already to request a price quote but they haven't responded to my emails nor returned my calls. I've prepared a thorough presentation about the advantages of using the HD03 over the OLC flow measurement to justify the purchase. However it will be more helpful if someone can give me a ballpark figure for the price. Thanks!
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    what hemodialysis machine used in Philippines?

    Braun and Fresenius are the more popular ones especially with the relatively newly built clinics. On a more important note, you need to be more concerned of learning about the clinical aspect of your training over the technical one. With your training, it will be 80% clinical and 20% technical so the brand doesn't really matter. Because whatever brand of machine you will use in the future, the clinical principles will all be the same.
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    Open up a dialysis unit in UK

    I think it's the NHS that can best assist you with your plans. Good luck!
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    How's Life for NLE 2006 passer?

    Took and passed the June 2006 exam. Never even bothered for a retake. Test 5 was even my lowest. So far so good. Been to 3 countries in the last 9 years since becoming an RN.
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    HeRO Graft

    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. Thanks!
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    Opportunities for HD nurses abroad

    I sent you a PM jenrv07.