“ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 19 … Medicare and State Compliance Survey featuring Elisia Marchena

A.W. — Who is that young lady over there with the clipboard? She looks like she is about her business, haha! I noticed earlier when we walked in before I sat down. D.W. — Yes she is! We are being surveyed today by the Department of Health. She is here doing a Medicare and StateContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 19 … Medicare and State Compliance Survey featuring Elisia Marchena”

“ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 18 Featured Character Edition

Kidney Trail Kind KNOWte: “ If you remember in Pt. 7 of this story, I mentioned as AW is waiting for me to return back from getting Eric Cirignano our Biomed gentleman she is observing the room/tx floor and notices more characters in our story. Let me take you back………..This Ladies and Gentlemen are theContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 18 Featured Character Edition”

“ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 17

As Nicole stands beside me with excitement, I explain to AW about each simulation device, and they both are intrigued. Nicole with anticipation, and AW with uncertainty. “ AW, let me show you this graft simulation. This is different from what you have. This device is designed to educate our patients and our new hiresContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 17”

“ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment ) Meet Our Team Pt. 16

Dicyn and Denym are our interns that we recruited from a local technical community college. They both are also enrolled in the Kidney Trails Academy as well. In addition to our clinic, we provide a service that branches off into professional development. Our idea, well let me rephrase that….. Our Vision is to give eachContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment ) Meet Our Team Pt. 16”

“ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Can You Relate Pt. 15

Let me take you back to the beginning of this story….. Well actually before the beginning of AW’s treatment. Wooooo it’s kinda chilly 🥶 outside . Who would’ve thought it gets cold in Phoenix, Arizona?” Any how , I pulled up to our clinic at 3:00 am due to me being the opener to theContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Can You Relate Pt. 15”

“I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment)

While approaching the Education Department, I leave Nicole with Ashley. Ashley replies….” Well I’m glad that you’re gonna be a part of our Team. We are in the midst of a shift change where we are taking patients off and putting them on. Come with me so we can talk. While I set up myContinue reading ““I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment)”

“I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 13

Oh, AW, that’s Nicole. She’s a new Technician in training. I totally forgot she was supposed to shadow me today. I was supposed to show her our clinic, meet our patients , and basically give her a rundown of how we do things here. AW replies,” So, Dwelyn you all train people here? Who trainsContinue reading ““I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 13”

“I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 12

I looked to my left and see Anthony finishing up talking to AW , and beside me Ashley is wiping down her machine to prepare for her next patient. I’m discontinuing Mr. Johnson’s treatment. As I noticed his CVC (Central venous catheter) / RIJ( Right Inter jugular) access dressing fell off, I quickly wash myContinue reading ““I Don’t Know About This?”( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 12”

“I Don’t Know About This !” (A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment)

It was a typical day for me as I came to work this morning. As I walked to my office to get the day started and could not help but think how different things were just a few years ago. You see a few years ago I was a patient in this clinic once butContinue reading ““I Don’t Know About This !” (A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment)”

“ I Don’t Know About This!” ( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment ) Pt 10

As I approach the Cuba Pod to discontinue my patients treatment. Beside me is my coworker Ashley. Now let me tell you about Ashley. She’s fairly new to Dialysis approaching her First Year. Sheesh it’s been moons ago since I started my career. That’s in another comic of mine that will be coming later thisContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This!” ( A Patient’s Initial Dialysis Treatment ) Pt 10”