Pros: cannulating the patient's access and flexible schedule.
Cons: waking up at 2 a.m.
When arriving to work, we check the water treatment room. We check gauges, pressures and chlorine levels and mix bicarb. Once all is check and within limits, we set up machines to provide dialysis to our patients. When the patients are on the machines, we monitor their vital signs and charting on the clinic's computer system.