Vascular Access Coordinator Resource Manual

Vascular Access Coordinator Resource Manual

This document was designed by ESRD Network 14 to assist Vascular Access Coordinators with a Table of Contents of available tools on the Fistula First Website.

Section 1:  Introduction

Section 2:  FFBI Change Concept 1- Routine QAPI Review of Vascular Access

Additional Resources (Not in Book):

Section 3:  FFBI Change Concept 2 – Timely Referral to Nephrologist

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 2 unless otherwise stated.

Additional Resources (Not in Book or in other Sections):

Section 4:  FFBI Change Concept 3- Early Referral to Surgeon for “AVF Only” Evaluation and Timely Placement

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 3 unless otherwise stated.

Additional Resources (Not in Book or in other Sections):

Section 5:  FFBI Change Concept 4- Surgeon Selection on Best Outcomes, Willingness, and Ability to Provide Access Services

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 4 unless otherwise stated.

Additional Resources (Not in Book or in other Sections):

Section 6:  FFBI Change Concept 5- Full Range of Appropriate Surgical Approaches to AVF Evaluation and Placement

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 5 unless otherwise stated.

Section 7:  Change Concept 6- Secondary AVF Placement in Patients with AV Grafts

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 6 unless otherwise stated.

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Section 8:  Change Concept 7- AVF Placement in Patients with Catheters Where Indicated

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 7 unless otherwise stated.

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Section 9:  FFBI Change Concept 8 – Cannulation Training for AV Fistulas:  Site Rotation and Buttonhole Technique

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 8 unless otherwise stated.

Additional Resources (Not in Book or in other Sections):

Buttonhole Resources:

Improving Cannulation – WebEx recording from April 12, 2011
Article- Hubbing Article – Lynda K. Ball & Stuart Mott
Article- Buttonhole Infections – Lynda K. Ball
Buttonhole ID Card
Article – The Cushion Cannulation Technique- Stuart Mott & Barbara Prowant
Article- Cannulation of Upper Arm Fistulas – Harold L. Moore & Stuart Mott
Article- The Touch Cannulation Technique- Stuart Mott & Barbara Prowant
Article- Constant Site (Buttonhole) Method of Needle Insertion for Hemodialysis- Dr. Zbylut Twardowski
Article- The Buttonhole Technique for AVF Cannulation- Lynda K. Ball
Article- Multi-Center Perspective of the Buttonhole Technique in the Pacific Northwest- Lynda K. Ball, et.al. Buttonhole Damage from Sharp Needles- PowerPoint Presentation/Handout
The Salvage of Aneurysmal Fistulae Utilizing a Modified Buttonhole Cannulation Technique and Multiple Cannulators- Rosa M. Marticorena, et.al.

Section 10:  FFBI Change Concept 9- Monitoring and Maintenance to Ensure Adequate Function

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 9 unless otherwise stated.

Additional Resources (Not in Book or in other Sections):

Section 11: FFBI Change Concept 10- Education for Caregivers and Patients

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 10 unless otherwise stated.

  • FFBI What Professionals Can do to Maximize AVF as Primary Access
  • FFBI Alert: Temporary Catheter
  • FFBI Alert: This Patient Has a Dialysis Vascular Access
  • The Importance of Washing Your Access- Lynda K. Ball, MSN, RN, CNN
  • Network 14 MRB Catheter Letter to all Hemodialysis Catheter Patients (April 2011)   English/Spanish
  • Monthly Vascular Access Report Card – Arrow International
  • Educational Poster:  Vascular Access for Hemodialysis- IPRO End Stage Renal Disease Network of New York (Network 2) English/Spanish
  • FFBI Educational Poster: 10 Rules to Live By (see Section 14 – Change  Concept 13)
  • “Team Up” to Reduce Catheters – The Renal Network (Networks 4, 9 & 10)
  • Brochure: Using the Buttonhole  Technique for Your AV Fistula English/Spanish- Northwest Renal Network (Network 16)
  • Brochure: FFBI Frequently Asked Questions for Patients and Families
  • Brochure/Poster: Hemodialysis Vascular Access Educational Poster/Handout   English/Spanish
  • Brochure: FFBI Arteriovenous Fistula – Vascular Access Types for Hemodialysis  English/Spanish
  • Brochure:  Caring for & Developing Your New Fistula- Heartland Kidney Network (Network 12)
  • Booklet:  Understanding Your Hemodialysis Access Options – American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP)   Spanish

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Section 12:  FFBI  Change Concept 11 – Outcomes Feedback to Guide Practice

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 11 unless otherwise stated.

Section 13:  FFBI Change Concept 12 – Modify Hospital Systems to Detect CKD and Promote AV Fistula Planning and Placement

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 12 unless otherwise stated.

Additional Resources (Not in Book or in other Sections):

Vein Preservation Tools

Section 14: FFBI Change Concept 13 – Support Patient Efforts to Live the Best Possible Quality of Life Through Self-Management

All tools in this section may also be found electronically within Change Concept 13 unless otherwise stated.

Additional Resources (Not in Book or in other Sections):