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.
National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases website. Hemodialysis. www.niddk.nih.gov/health-information/kidney-disease/kidney-failure/hemodialysis. Published January 2018. Accessed March 13, 2018.
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.