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This document tells you about how you can help other patients by sharing your experiences with getting, using, and maintaining your permanent access.
This checklist is designed to help you to stay on the road to the placement and use of a permanent access.
This resource addresses needle fear and offers tips for overcoming and managing the fear to encourage the use of vascular access over catheters.
This document provides tips and information on addressing needle fear.
If you and your dialysis care team decide that hemodialysis is the best choice for you, you will need to have a vascular access made. This site will help you take the proper steps to plan your access.
Life Options has free print materials available, including booklets, newsletters, and fact sheets. This site also contains vascular access education in multiple languages.
This website can help patients with kidney disease make a choice about which type of vascular access to use if you choose hemodialysis.
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