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« on: March 29, 2008, 10:22:53 PM »

I work at a Davita in southern CA, my boss used to be a social worker, my nurse has 20+ years of experience(as well as only one kidney), I work with the most wonderful and caring technicians, even our re-use is awsome! Yea I'm kinda bragging, I just hated my old clinic and even wanted to quit. I'm so glad I did'nt because I love this new palce, our patients are wonderful too. I've read all the negative people post about Davita and although I agree with 99.9% of them I truly believe my clinic is different! I would send my loved one there in a heart beat!
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« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2008, 12:55:10 AM »

as  long  as  your  there  for  the  right  reasons  and  not  just  a  pay  cheque(my  center  nurses  are),
i  take  me  hat  off  to  you  and  say  thanks  a  1000 times  over. :yahoo; :big hug:
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« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2008, 07:02:38 AM »

I use to be at DaVita, but now I've moved where they don't have DaVita.  I'm at a DSI.  No ice, No paper berrier on the chairs, no reuse, no 1K.  AHHHHHHH

At your clinic do you have these things??
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« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2008, 07:44:51 AM »

My husband is getting ready to start and I'm trying to talk him into touring a Davita clinic that is close to our house, I hope someone who cares like you is there to make things easier for him.
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2008, 06:15:30 PM »

my clinic does not rock
it kind of sways
we have no paper on the chairs
we reuse
we have a 6 ounce cup of ice, and do not ask for more
we do not have 1K or I would know what it means
dammit,,,,, I want my 1K

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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2008, 06:30:46 PM »


 I would send my loved one there in a heart beat!


 :waving; I hope no one in your family ever needs it
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« Reply #6 on: April 03, 2008, 06:44:00 PM »

what is a 1K???
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« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2008, 04:34:45 PM »

 :grouphug;
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« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2008, 05:08:05 PM »

even our re-use is awsome! 

Pardon my ignorance but what is "re-use"?
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« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2008, 05:48:06 PM »

in my unit a re-use is using the dialysis cartridge again
our limit is 25 uses per cartridge    can't spell what we call it       di al i lzor      the white thing that they wrap up at the end of a treatment
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« Reply #10 on: May 09, 2008, 05:16:16 PM »

even our re-use is awsome! 

Pardon my ignorance but what is "re-use"?

Re-use is the practice utilized in some dialysis clinics of cleaning and disinfecting dialyzers after each use so that they can be used again multiple times.

I found some very good information on the subject here:

http://www.kidney.org/atoz/pdf/dialyzer_reuse.pdf
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« Reply #11 on: May 09, 2008, 05:27:43 PM »

I have been with Davita since I started dialysis.....I have not had any problems. No re-use, no paper on chairs but they do have ice. Hmmmmm like my shirt says...I'm just here for the FREE ICE!  :yahoo;
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« Reply #12 on: May 10, 2008, 07:29:15 AM »

What 1K is in regards to is the strength of the dialysate "juice" that is used in regards to your potassium (K) level.

The standard is 2K for people with normal K levels
If your K is high (usually 5.5 or higher), then you will be placed on the 1K
If your K is low, then you would be placed on a 3K

I was normally on the 1K in center, because I can't stay away from my spuds >:D

Now that I'm on NxStage, 1K is my only option, so I don't have to worry about my K levels anymore.  They are in the 4 range.
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« Reply #13 on: May 10, 2008, 12:31:07 PM »

I don`t know,,,, the practice of re- use somehow rubs against the grain. The chances of infection must multiply every time you use them. All it takes is one careless nurse/tech !!!!
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