The study found that surveillance using Vasc-Alert with referrals for PTA when indicated reduces failure rate compared to...
Vasc-Alert provides vascular access surveillance services to the dialysis community by using data recorded in the medical records to identify patients at risk of access complications. Analysis of the last four years of these records indicates an increase in . . .
If you work as a dialysis provider long enough, you’re guaranteed to have some difficult conversations. Some of these conversations will be with family. Some of them will be with patients. Some of them will be with other . . .
Vascular access dysfunction, including stenosis and thrombosis, is the leading cause of arteriovenous vascular access failure and conversion to a central venous catheter. These complications may be minimized by having proper access care, including . . .
The major costs of access complications are triggered when a patient thromboses and then converts from an AV access to a catheter, even if only for a brief period. Besides a disruption to operations, the facility incurs real costs because of . . .