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.
Use these tools to improve cannulation:
Cannulation of New Fistula Policy and Procedure
Staff Cannulation Competancy Tool
This algorithm examines managment of a patient with a central venous catheter.
Guidelines for vaccinating dialysis patients and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.