Discussion 5.1 – Case
The patient just completed a vascular â€œmappingâ€ procedure
with an angiogram to plan the site of an AV fistula for hemodialysis. You are
considering the care priorities for the patientâ€™s return when the AV fistula is
What are important teaching points for the period
immediately following AV fistula formation?
The patient asks if there is anything she can do to make
this AV fistula last a long time. How should you respond to promote best
practices in AV fistula self-management?
What else should this patient know about AV fistula care?