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