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Vascular Access: Networking for Solutions Handouts

"Vascular Access Management Tools for QAPI Success"

Attendees of all three educational sessions: Community Partnering, Patient Culture and Catheter Reduction received hanouts for:

Patient Education

  1. Introductory ArterioVenous Fistula
  2. Frequently Asked Questions For Patients and Families
  3. Ease the Ouch
  4. How Do I Look?
  5. Don’t Be Clueless
  6. TLC Your Access
  7. Choosing Your Hemodialysis Vascular Access
  8. Dialysis Needle Fear: Easing the Sting
  9. Conquering Your Fistula Fear
  10. Doppler Studies & Vessel Mapping
  11. Your Access Care Pocket Guide
  12. Self-Cannulation of Vascular Access Procedure Example

Staff Education

  1. Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Minutes of the Meeting [Word document, 160KB] [PDF, 208KB]

    Quality Assessment and Performance Improvement (QAPI) Minutes of the Meeting Without Data Grid [Word document, 45KB] [PDF, 23KB]
  2. Vascular Access Root Cause Analysis Tool
  3. AV Fistula Barriers Questionnaire
  4. Catheter Assessment Tool/Algorithm
  5. Dialysis Facility Action Steps
  6. 90-day Count Down! Planning for Catheter Removal!
  7. Catheter Reduction Tool for Facilities
  8. Vascular Access Type Utilization Collection Form
  9. Buttonhole Cannulation Skills Checklist
  10. Fistula Maturation Protocol
  11. Clamp Usage Policy and Procedure
  12. What Professionals Can Do to Maximize AVF as Primary Access
  13. AVF Quick Reference
  14. AV Fistula Failure-to-Mature Scan
  15. Checklist of Indications for Hemodialysis Catheter Use
  16. Reducing Central Venous Catheter Infections
  17. Evaluate Every AV Graft Patient for Possible Secondary AVF: Change Concept 6
  18. Secondary AV Fistula in Patients with A-V Grafts
  19. Sleeves Up Checklist
  20. Sample Referral Letter to a Surgeon
  21. Draft Letter to PCP From Nephrologist

Attendees of the Patient Culture session received the following additional tools: