“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”

“ I Don’t Know About This!”(A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 5

“Well this is a great lesson for you to learn as a Renal Patient, I mean as a Dialysis Patient”.,” I first want you to visualize this thing we call dialysis is like a Tune Up / Oil Change to your body like a car. It’s just that instead of maintenance for your car everyContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This!”(A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment) Pt. 5”

“ I Don’t Know About This !”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment , Pt.4

Happy National Dialysis Technician Recognition Week  Follow us on the Kidney Trails where the protein of knowledge never ends!!! YEEEOOOOOWW!!!! “ ,” Oh my that kinda stung a bit!” ……….Ouch!!!””. Woooooo Weeeee….. This is madness!” (as she breathes heavily with eyes of disbelief) After I cannulated Mrs. AW with her fistula needles, flushed both ofContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This !”( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment , Pt.4”

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

“Follow us on the Kidney Trails where the Protein of knowledge never ends!” …..Let’s step away from AW’s treatment for a few minutes. I want you to know and fully understand her. As a Nephrology Clinical Technician or as most would say Hemodialysis Technician, we sometimes forget that the individuals that we help take careContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This!” ( A Patients Initial Dialysis Treatment)”

“ I Don’t Know About This “! ( A Patients Initial Treatment Pt. 3

Washing my hands at a sink near Mrs AW, after discontinuing another patient of mine) I look and say,” Here’s a box of tissue Mrs AW, listen to this… Dialysis isn’t the end of the world, just the end of your world as you once knew it. Even though this disease snuck upon you likeContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This “! ( A Patients Initial Treatment Pt. 3”

“ I Don’t Know About This!”( A Renal Patients Initial Treatment Pt.2)

Follow us on the Kidney Trails “Where the Protein of knowledge never ends!” Pt.2 “ So Mrs.AW… let us begin by first getting your standing blood pressure and we will follow by getting your sitting blood pressure!”, Okay, which arm will you place the blood pressure on?”, “ Since you have a left lower fistula,Continue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This!”( A Renal Patients Initial Treatment Pt.2)”

“ I Don’t Know About This “( A Renal Patients Initial Treatment)

“Follow us on the Kidney Trails where the Protein of knowledge never ends!”  It’s Monday morning, we had a teammate call out this morning. Not to mention that this is the first Monday after Thanksgiving. Luckily in my pod I only have three patients instead of four. We have a patient that’s absent today. YouContinue reading ““ I Don’t Know About This “( A Renal Patients Initial Treatment)”