Patient Educational Videos

The Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) partnered with the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP) to produce eight (8) short web videos demonstrating sample patient-provider interactions around AV fistula placement.

Click the links below to view the videos:

I feel fine, why do I need to see a surgeon now?



What is a fistula and how does it work?



Why is a fistula the best option?



What happens if I don’t have fistula surgery now?



What are the problems with a catheter?



What should I do to prepare for surgery?



How soon after surgery can I use my arm?



Will I have more energy after starting dialysis?



Let’s Talk About Fistulas -3 minute video