Skip to main content

Vascular Access

Dialysis Equipment Inside Hospital with Busy Nurses
Top

WANTED: Permanent Access Angels

This document tells you about how you can help other patients by sharing your experiences with getting, using, and maintaining your permanent access.

View Resource

Stay on the road to your permanent access.

This checklist is designed to help you to stay on the road to the placement and use of a permanent access.

View Resource

Coping with Needle Fear

This resource addresses needle fear and offers tips for overcoming and managing the fear to encourage the use of vascular access over catheters.

View Resource

Needle Fear - Additional Tips

This document provides tips and information on addressing needle fear.

View Resource

My Vascular Access - English and Spanish

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.

View Resource

Vascular Access Education in Multiple Languages

Life Options has free print materials available, including booklets, newsletters, and fact sheets. This site also contains vascular access education in multiple languages.

View Resource

Fistula First, Catheter Last Website

This website can help patients with kidney disease make a choice about which type of vascular access to use if you choose hemodialysis.

View Resource

Note: documents in Portable Document Format (PDF) require Adobe Acrobat Reader 5.0 or higher to view, download Adobe Acrobat Reader.