This article reviews the basic skills needed by all dialysis staff to correctly cannulate an AV fistula or AV graft.
Resources for Facilities
Use these tools to improve cannulation:
Cannulation of New Fistula Policy and Procedure
Staff Cannulation Competancy Tool
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
Clinical and organizational recommendations based on best practices for increasing AV fistula use and improving hemodialysis patient outcomes.