Taking care of your vascular access for hemodialysisAteriovenous fistula; A-V fistula; A-V graft; Tunneled catheter
You have a vascular access for hemodialysis. Taking good care of your access helps make it last longer.
Follow your health care provider's instructions on how to care for your access at home. Use the information below as a reminder.
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse (NKUDIC). Vascular access for hemodialysis. NIDDK.NIH.gov. Updated May 2014. Accessed December 28, 2016. kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/vascularaccess/vascularaccess_508.pdf.
Yeun JY, Ornt DB, Depner TA. Hemodialysis. In: Skorecki K, Chertow GM, Marsden PA, Taal MW, Yu ASL, eds. Brenner and Rector's The Kidney. 10th ed. Philadelphia, PA: Elsevier; 2016:chap 65.