Remote Access Monitoring Providing data-driven vascular access care

The Leader in Vascular Access Surveillance

When an arteriovenous (AV) access begins to have complications, a referral for an intervention is standard procedure. The challenge for clinical staff is knowing which patients are having issues and need a referral.

Vasc-Alert solves this problem in an elegant manner. It is data driven, testing each access automatically every treatment, all without staff involvement. When access issues begin to develop, a weekly report alerts the staff of patients developing access issues before they become problematic so that they can make timely referrals.

Improving Patient Care Begins with a Functioning Access

Efficient dialysis requires a well-functioning, patent access. An access with issues will be inefficient, eventually leading to thrombosis, unnecessary hospitalizations, and loss of the access. Improving patient outcomes requires effective access care.

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Efficacy of the Vasc-Alert Solution

Every AV access follows an individualized path, from first cannulation to final abandonment. Thrombosis accelerates this aging process. The key to longer access life is avoiding this adverse event. Numerous studies have shown that frequently testing the access and quantifying the risk for complications, reduces thrombosis.

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The Justification for Improving Access Care

When patients suffer access complications like a conversion from an AV access to a catheter, it costs the facility between $3,000-4,000 due to missed treatments and the added cost for catheter use. Reducing these costs by making timely referrals for intervention can easily pay for the service. Furthermore, if the facility is participating in value-based care, hospitalizations and new access placements are also reduced.

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Testimonials

Testimonials

“By adding Vasc-Alert to our program we provided our vascular coordinators an objective tool to measure the need for radiology intervention and were also able to decrease the amount of accesses lost to thrombosis. Vasc-Alert incorporated a higher frequency of evaluation and standardization for referral that we have been very happy with ever since implementing this in our practice. I could not recommend Vasc-Alert more highly after using this product for the past 6 years.”

— Ben Cunningham, RNAC/EMT-P

UVA Dialysis Program

Testimonials

“Our staff and myself use it regularly as a tool to augment vascular access assessment. The weekly reports are shared with the Nephrologists during their weekly dialysis rounds. We look at their trends and are able to correlate with physical signs and symptoms, laboratory results and cannulation issues, and prevent potential complications. Your latest addition of the triage listing has been very helpful in guiding us to act on those alerts sooner than later."

— Elaine Go, RN, MSN, CNN-NP

Renal Educator, Providence St. Joseph Hospital

Testimonials

"Vasc-Alert is used throughout our dialysis centers to trend vascular access information that is patient specific data. Data sent from Vasc-Alert along with assessment findings from on site evaluation promotes an optimal environment for patient care."

— Georgia Wilson, MSN-Ed, RN, CNN

System Director of Dialysis Services Munson Healthcare, Interim Practice Administrator Munson Nephrology Consultants

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"I have had experience using Vasc-Alert for over six months. I have found this to be a very useful tool to identify both arteriovenous grafts and fistulas with significant stenosis. During our monthly quality assurance meeting, I review the Vasc-Alert data with our vascular access coordinator and our unit administrator. The data is easy to access and simple to review."

— Medical Director

Mid-Atlantic Nephrology Associates, P.A

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'We really like it. Rounding doctors use it. We send reports with patients to the access center. Our business manager had asked if VA is really necessary. The doctors have told him yes."

— Gerri Lewis, Administrator

Desert Cities Dialysis

Testimonials

"We [the VAM and her nurses] feel positive that we saved at least 3 patients from being conversions to catheters by seeing the Vasc-Alert reports. They were all sent for referrals due to increasing trending pressures and were noted to have at least 95% stenosis or greater. For sure they would have ended up being catheters!"

— Vascular Access Manager