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.
This brochure developed by the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) helps educate patients about the differences between AVF and AVG.
This report examines data from patients making choices about their vascular access. The data was collected in 2007.
Patient's share their perspective on choosing the best form of vascular access for them.