This article shows how long term use of sharp needles into buttonhole sites can lead to AVF damage.
Resources for Facilities
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.
The CDC/STRIVE curriculum was developed by national infection prevention experts led by the Health Research & Educational Trust (HRET) for CDC.
This brochure developed by the Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) helps educate patients about the differences between AVF and AVG.