“ 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”

“I Don’t Know About This!” ( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 9

Hello, AW, very nice to meet you. Thank you for coming here to get your treatments. I have huge empathy for what you go through day in and day out and admire your dedication and commitment to your life. With that said, it is my duty to dedicate and make a commitment to your life,Continue reading ““I Don’t Know About This!” ( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 9”

“ I Don’t Know About This!”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment ) Pt 8

As Eric approaches , there’s a piercing alarming sound scattering across the treatment floor……….BEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEPPP!!!!!!!……. AW’s eyes are as big as the coyote in the roadrunner cartoon… as she voices, “ Now what is that noise?” , “ Sheesh it’s a lot of commotion going on here but that sound by far is the loudest I’veContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This!”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment ) Pt 8”

“I Don’t Know About This!”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 7

“ I tell you what” . Since I have a little time I will get an expert on how our water system here runs. He has been one of our contracted associates with our company that does remarkable work. I will assure you , that he will make sense of all of this….. “ HoldContinue reading ““I Don’t Know About This!”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 7”

“I Don’t Know About This!”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt 6

So if you came everyday, you wouldn’t have to come here. You may not have known this or have been informed , but did you know as a Renal Patient you have options? The option to do Dialysis here which is In-Center( Chronic Hemodialysis Outpatient Facility) or at Home!”..( HHD- Home Hemodialysis)“ Dwelyn I canContinue reading ““I Don’t Know About This!”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt 6”