This checklist and poster helps both patient and providers identify signs of an unhealthy AV fistula. These tools encourage a stop, look, and listen approach before initiating dialysis.
Resources for Facilities
This article shows how long term use of sharp needles into buttonhole sites can lead to AVF damage.
Executive and Medical Review Committee Members 2014-2015
Three brochures designed to help providers, nephrologists, and patients.
This article reviews the basic skills needed by all dialysis staff to correctly cannulate an AV fistula or AV graft.
This algorithm examines managment of a patient with a central venous catheter.
Guidelines for vaccinating dialysis patients and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
This brochure developed by the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) helps educate patients about the differences between AVF and AVG.
Indentification, treatment, and referral of Chronic Kidney Disease patients.