“ 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)”