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
Use these tools to improve cannulation:
Cannulation of New Fistula Policy and Procedure
Staff Cannulation Competancy Tool
Guidelines for vaccinating dialysis patients and patients with Chronic Kidney Disease.
The Clinical Care module of the ESRD Toolkit summarizes why proper clinical care is important in preventing vascular access infections, explains practices staff members can follow during site access to reduce infection risk, and describes ways to
Dialysis Center Report to Hospital Infection Preventionist
Hospital Infection Preventionist Report to Dialysis Center
The Creating a Culture of Safety module of the ESRD Toolkit discusses the importance of a comprehensive, unit-based approach to safety and its impact on improving patient care and reducing harm in dialysis centers.
This tooklit contains core interventions, audit tools, posters, and links to help dialysis providers build and sustain a culture of safety and prevent dialysis infections.
This dynamic toolkit was developed by The National Forum of ESRD Networks very own Kidney Patient Advisory Council.
In an emergency, dialysis patients may not have immediate access to their dialysis treatment. This brochure outlines a 3-day emergency diet plan and supply list to help keep patients healthy in an emergency.
This document developed by the Department of Health and Human Services, the Centers for Disease Control, and the American Water Works Association helps hospitals and healthcare facilities prepare for, respond to, and recover from a total or partia