Improved Clinical Outcomes
By reducing the incidence of arteriovenous (AV) access dysfunction and enabling preventive interventional care in a timely manner, the useful life of an AV access can be extended. Conversions from an AV access to a catheter are reduced along with the hospitalizations that often follow. Increased preventive care will also result in more patent AV accesses, thus improving dialysis efficiency.
Patient-Centered Coordinated Care
With weekly reports and access to the Vasc-Alert electronic record anytime, increased collaboration is possible between the facility staff, the nephrologist, and the access center, with the goal being improved coordinated care of the patients’ vascular access.
When the Vasc-Alert system indicates an Alert, the patient may be at increased risk for thrombosis. A listing of patients ‘on-Alert’ prompts staff to investigate the matter more fully.
Reduced Cost of Care
Vascular access complications are disruptive to operations, expensive to the facility (missed treatments and conversion to a CVC), and a major cause of hospitalizations. Prevention of access adverse events will reduce these costs incurred by providers.