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Monday, November 20, 2017

5 mistakes I made as a Dialysis Technician



1. Gossip & confiding in the wrong people
a. Have a heavy heart? Call someone outside the unit.

2. Workplace Politics
a. Dealing with a Jezebel Bully who is not authorized but in control of everything?
    Look to transfer if the manager is bowing to their requests as well.
b. Never take sides, gather the full story of the situation.
c. Don't be afraid to speak up and still keep it professional.

3. Anger
a. Have a bad temper? Get to the root of your issue by educating yourself on how to handle   triggers. Watch YouTube videos and get counseling.
b. I noticed most of my temper flares had a lot to do with miscommunication and misunderstandings (he say, she say).
c. Ask questions and communicate efficiently, don't stop talking to someone based upon someone else conclusion about that person. You never know who you will need down the road.
d. I lost alot of opportunities and relationships because of the spirit of rage and anger, mending those bridges were not easy and some remained broken. Make sure you analyze first before you get upset or listen to someone's version of what went wrong.

4. Honor and Loyalty
a. It's important to go the extra mile and show those who are looking out for you that you appreciate them. Wherever you have favor, make sure you keep that door open.
b. Honesty and loyalty is very important in working in dialysis. Always be truthful, you don't want word to spread that you have done something crazy.

5. Not Always being really professional
a. Honestly it is not professional to have your patients as your Facebook friends, because if they become your enemy, they can discuss everything they have seen on your profile and possibly get you fired....depending on the type of personality you are dealing with. NO SHADE to the patient but I have seen this happen.



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Saturday, July 1, 2017

COMMON DIALYSIS TECH PROBLEMS/SOLUTIONS

In today's blog I want to discuss different problems and situations that could be affecting you in your work place and the solutions to these issues.



First off, every and I mean every work place has some kind of issue. Where there are human beings, there are bound to be some disagreements and teamwork problems.

Now in my many years of working in different centers, I have noticed that at each place there was different kinds of negativity. Here are some of the issues I have seen and experienced. I will discuss the problems as well as the solutions underneath.




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PROBLEMS & SOLUTIONS










PROBLEM:  Gossip.
SOLUTION: Stay away from that break room and go outside and chill or to the restaurant or for a walk. There is something awesome about getting fresh air after a stressful shift. Put on music or uplifting stuff in your car if you have one. The person that gossips with you will always gossip about you. I have seen and experienced this. BEWARE!


PROBLEM:  Politics Anger/rebellion towards good management or anger/rebellion from management towards good staff.
SOLUTION: Never/ever get yourself in a situation where you are in flat out rebellion, this affects the patients. Communication is the key regarding management. If management is giving you a hard time and you know you are holding stuff doing right, you should keep a journal of the dates and times and have a friend outside of the unit signature that they also know what's going on.


PROBLEMS: Relationships with patients that spill into the unit.
SOLUTION: There have been real life instances where staff has crossed the line with their emotions and have entered an relationship with the patient for different reasons (business, love, money). It can be tempting to some but the end results are DEADLY. Professionalism is the KEY!!!! I have seen it where a patient and staff fell out of business/love and the patient told everything! THIS IS CRUCIAL STAY PROFESSIONAL!


PROBLEMS: Relationships among staff that went sour.
SOLUTION: If you had an intimate relationship with another staff, and it goes sour, my best advice is to have a talk with that person and keep your business off of the floor. If the other party refuses to listen to you, and spreads stuff, then I don't know what to tell you other than learn from that bad choice. BAD word spreads fast, and people get curious and noisy. I have witness relationships that were already started before entering the dialysis field that were so professional, you would've never known the persons were together. Again professionalism is so KEY!


PROBLEM: Anger towards other teammates (planning evil revenge on the job).
SOLUTION: I have seen revenge in motion all for the evil to return back to the person who planned it. I as well was a revengeful person, but let me tell you it is never good. I had to let stuff go and not carry my job weight back to my home. If you have an issue with a teammate try talking to them first, if that doesn't work or they get worse, see if you can work another shift or time. Ask management what can be done to avoid problems with that particular person.


PROBLEM: Anger towards patients in general. Patients who were non-compliant and disrespectful.
SOLUTION: We are there to provide PROFESSIONAL care. There are many instances that I have faced where the patient was 1. Non compliant 2. Out of control 3. Doing unauthorized things to their machines 4. Threats and bad language 5. LIED ON ME! In all of these situations I still remained professional and what I did was consulted the charge nurse and manager and asked what I can do in these instances. Many times I would try talking to the PT to see what is going on and if the social worker can get involved, sometimes this worked and sometimes this didn't. It is ok to get upset but not to the point where it is affecting the treatment we are supposed to provide.


PROBLEM: Unprofessional management (spreading intimate details regarding staff).
SOLUTION: If you have a personal issue that demands you tell management then tell management in a way where it doesn't reveal all of your intimate situation. If you don't have to tell management of a situation that doesn't affect your job, then please do not at all. Only express situations that management has to be aware of because it affects the schedule etc. If management wants to gossip to you about others, you have to politely tell them that you are nervous about hearing bad about others because the same thing could happen to you. ............What goes around comes around.


PROBLEM: Break time issues (teammate takes too long/other staff never gets a real break).
SOLUTION: Make sure your section/pod/area is prepared. Meaning pre and post packs and stuff is laid out and ready in case the patient wants to get off early and you are not there. You should also explain to the charge nurse that you need to take your break, If those on the floor are giving you are hard time. The best break is to go outside the unit. If you stay in the break room people will disturb you while you are eating and relaxing about situations on the floor.

PROBLEM: Shadiness (Not handling pts right, not compassionate, not giving correct treatment.
SOLUTION: Communication is key, such as talking one on one with that person. I have done this in the past. However I personally will just make sure that I am doing the right thing for my patients. I can't control other people's actions but if they are knowingly harming a patient I will take up the matter for sure.










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Saturday, April 15, 2017

Dialysis Technicians: Take care of you/workers compensation

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Battle Ready Prayer for Christian Dialysis Technicians






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Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Serious Tips for Christian Dialysis Workers


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Monday, February 27, 2017

4 DIALYSIS PATIENTS: WAITING TO LONG 4 A MACHINE FROM A TECH'S POINT OF ...

A few reasons from my point of view as to why sometimes dialysis patients wait so long, to get on the dialysis machines. 



Issues regarding first shift dialysis patients/individuals 4:30-6:00a.m 

1. WATER ROOM ISSUES
     a. Chlorine/Chloramines Tes
     b. Inspection from corporate
     c. Bicarb/Acid/RO (Reverse Osmosis water cleaning machine) Issues.

2. Unit MACHINE ISSUES
    a. Leaking Machines
    b. Failed machine test
    c. Lack of Essential supplies (person forgot to order either lines, dialyzers, or saline bags etc).

3. STAFF
    a. Opener is very sick or schedule confusion
    b. Adjusting to new time frames from management for opening the unit
    c. New equipment setup/ or new machine additions ex....chairsides/critline machines
    d. Short of Staff

Issues regarding second and third shift dialysis patients/individuals 

1. PATIENTS BEFORE YOU
    a. The individual before you could've arrived in the morning late for treatment. It could have been           a transportation issue to consider.
    b. Post TX Complications with a patient from the previous shift...(Passing out, low B/P, Seizures,           bleeding profusely).

2. MACHINE ISSUES
    a. Testing Failed for that machine for some reason. Or the machine becomes defective, prompting           it to be diagnosed and/or removed.
    b. Constant leaking.
    c. Machine is not sucking up the bicarb/acid creating conductivity issues with the machine.

Remember: Issues from before or during the 1st shift, affects all other shifts remaining. Ask your technician, the nurse or clinical manager what is going on especially if you have to go to work. If these are constant issues, not once in a while happenings.





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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

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