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WANTED: Permanent Access Angels

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

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Checklist for Staying on the Road to a Permanent Access

This checklist is designed for patients to use to monitor their progress towards the placement and use of a permanent access.

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Coping with Needle Fear - A Resource for Staff

This resource offers guidance to staff members on how to show compassion and understanding for patients who may experience needle fear.

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Coping with Needle Fear - A Resource for Patients

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

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Needle Fear - Additional Tips

This document provides tips and information on addressing needle fear.

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Benefits of a Permanent Access - Spanish

This Spanish language document outlines the many benefits patients have shared for having a permanent dialysis access.

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Benefits of a Permanent Access

This document outlines the many benefits patients have shared for having a permanent dialysis access.

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Vascular Access Consultation Appointment Sheet

This appointment sheet is a helpful way to remind and encourage patients to seek a vascular access consultation.

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Vascular Access Binder

This binder provides tools and information intended to facilitate continuous communication between the vascular access manager (VAM) and the dialysis team.

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Vascular Access RCA Tool

This tool provides a checklist to perform a root cause analysis (RCA) regarding vascular access/long-term catheter use.

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Life Options 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.

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