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?