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  1. Hemodialysis treatments clean the blood and remove extra fluid from the body when the kidneys are not functioning well. As an ICU nurse, you will likely care for patients who are new to hemodialysis or have been receiving it already prior to this hos...
  2. Question for RNs - If it is within the scope of nursing practice in your state, do RNs declot hemodialysis catheters (permacaths)? and If yes, where could I find procedure for declotting the arterial side? Many Thanks - frankie
  3. Utilization Review/Hemodialysis Nurse

    Hi, ive been a hemodialysis nurse in a standalone clinic for 5 years and was wondering if I can work as a utilization review nurse? Ive only had about 10 mos of hospital experience and would my experience in hemodialysis clinics be useful as a UR nur...
  4. Hello, I need some help... im trying to find the cdc guidelines/recommendations for internal machine disinfection on hiv patients. Some hospitals bleach the machine and some just heat. I'm developing new policies for a hospital acute team and need th...
  5. This is National Nephrology Nurses Week. allnurses.com was fortunate to interview Anne Diroll, a hemodialysis nurse from California. 1. How did you come into nephrology nursing?I was a pulmonary per diem nurse at Sacred Heart Medical Center in Spoka...
  6. What is like working on Hemodialysis?

    I'm currently working on Med/Surg Floor for 6 months right now, i'm really really really stressed out. On our floor were having 7 patients, lot of meds, charting, too much work! Planning to move Hemodialysis Clinic. Any advice?
  7. Hemodialysis in the NICU

    Hey everyone, I work in a Level IV NICU and we've run into an issue that's all uncharted waters for us. We have a 2 month old patient who was born with nonfunctional hypoplastic kidneys. We tried to manage her on peritoneal dialysis but her body was ...
  8. Acute Hemodialysis Nursing

    I'm a certified hemodialysis technician starting as one of the very first allowed to work at an inpatient acute unit. Anyone nursing in acutes have any advice for me? I am hoping to become an acute dialysis RN eventually, so this is a big open door f...
  9. Dear Nurse Beth, I have worked as an acute hemodialysis nurse for more than 4 years. My question has to do with the long hours we are sometimes required to work. Often, after being at work 12-15 hours an emergent pt will show up in the ED req...
  10. So, I've noticed that many patients have a higher blood pressure after their dialysis treatment is completed than they did before it began. Do any of you know why this happens? I know that sometimes blood pressure medications can be dialyzed off, but...
  11. Outpatient To Acute Hemodialysis Tips

    I'm looking for any advice/tips on going from outpatient to acute hd. I'm currently a staff nurse in an output clinic for a little over 6mos now ( nurse for almost 3 yrs with some hospital and community health exp), and i landed a per diem job in a h...
  12. Chisca

    Tube Feeding And Hemodialysis

    Trying to determine what ICU nurses are doing with tube feeds when dialysis occurs. Hold feeds or keep them running?
  13. Good day everyone: How do you find out accredited schools/colleges that teach hemodialysis so that one can become accredited by passing the BONENT -- https://www.bonent.org/ -- for either a technician or nurse? I'm specifically looking for a loc...
  14. Relocation for Hemodialysis Nursing

    Hi my fellow RNs! I may have the opportunity to relocate to New Mexico for a HD position. I would be new to the area as well as HD. I am aware that HD Nursing is very busy and long hours but is it any different than working on med surg inpatient hosp...
  15. Hi I am a HD nurse with experience in PD and knowledge of HHD plus Transplant I have over 14 years Renal experience, 4 years OB/GYN and 9 years Tele In this forum we often see questions asked about dialysis nursing and what it is like. I would love t...
  16. In illustrating my skill in utilizing the resources available to patients, and to me as a nurse, the events of a particular day come to mind. In April of this year, I was working as a traveling hemodialysis charge nurse in a large, metropolitan area....
  17. Chisca

    The future of hemodialysis?

    At 10 pounds I'm not sure I would want to wear this but it is portable. Wearable Artificial Kidney Update: CKD Human Trial Successful Outcomes & Additional Positions Open — KidneyBuzz
  18. Vancomycin Infusion Rate During Hemodialysis

    Please help me with this situation. I work at a franchise Hemodialysis center and we have a large turnover of staff as well as many technicians. Because of this, I think some of the nursing information is inadequate. Frequently we administe...