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Will Coronavirus cause a critical shortage of Dialysis nurses?

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Specializes in Psych. Has 5 years experience.

Just read this on Politico and had to share with you folks!

https://www.politico.com/news/2020/04/15/dialysis-kidney-coronavirus-188840

Coincidentally, I used to be both a medical ICU RN and then an acute hemodialysis RN! I literally laughed when I read this quote in the article:

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Some hospitals are considering using baby monitors or other devices to allow nurses to monitor dialysis patients from afar, rather than stay in the room with them

When the HD machine would alarm, I'd have seconds to reply to prevent the system from clotting up! I couldn't imagine monitoring it with a baby monitor!