What does a Dialysis Nurse do?
Dialysis nurses provide care to patients with kidney disease or related conditions who are undergoing dialysis treatments. They provide direct patient care in a clinical setting. They perform assessments and prepare and implement treatment plans. They explain procedures, educate patients about treatment processes, and answer any questions patients may have. They ensure treatment areas are maintained in a sterile manner that also allows for patient comfort. They often serve as a liaison between patients and doctors, relaying updates or concerns.
Dialysis nurses are typically RNs (registered nurses), although some positions will accept LPNs (licensed practical nurses). They are commonly required to have a variety of certifications including ACLS and CPR, along with other license/certificate credentials. These roles require in-depth knowledge of the entire dialysis process and hands-on experience facilitating treatment procedures.
How much does a Dialysis Nurse make?