Tag: cannulation

Policy adherence and patient-centred thinking both vital in enabling self-cannulation

It is critical that clinicians follow—or, at the very least, are aware of—their centre’s policies regarding cannulation practices. This message was delivered by Deborah...
haemodialysis patients cannulation

Systematic review sheds light on “unpleasant necessity” of cannulation for haemodialysis...

A systematic review published in the Journal of Vascular Access (JVA) has illuminated haemodialysis patients’ views and experiences of arteriovenous access cannulation, concluding that...

Fresenius and Biim to expand usage of portable ultrasound system for...

Fresenius Kidney Care and Biim Ultrasound AS have announced an agreement to expand use of Biim's innovative ultrasound system for assisting needle cannulation prior to dialysis...
access graft technologies

Bright future for access grafts highlighted at VASBI 2021 with multiple...

New technologies intended to improve the often-mixed outcomes associated with arteriovenous grafts (AVGs) for haemodialysis access were on display at this year’s Vascular Access...
magic cannulation technique

Early data indicate benefits of MAGIC in improving cannulation technique

Early data have indicated that a national project, dubbed MAGIC (Managing access by generating improvements in cannulation), has improved cannulation techniques of haemodialysis accesses...
ellipsys five-year data

Benefits of percutaneous fistula creation further bolstered by five-year Ellipsys data

The Ellipsys vascular access system (Avenu Medical/Medtronic) can be used to easily and safely create durable percutaneous arteriovenous fistulas (pAVFs) for haemodialysis—with new, long-term...

Cannulation difficulties among biggest hurdles for device-created fistulas

Difficulties in cannulation are currently as pressing as any other challenge facing patients who undergo device-enabled arteriovenous fistula (AVF) creation for dialysis. This was...
oversized balloon angioplasty

Oversized balloon angioplasty technique safe and effective for AV fistula maturation

A retrospective analysis published in the Journal of Vascular Access (JVA) has shown that the oversized balloon angioplasty technique to assist arteriovenous (AV) fistula...
new vascular access technologies

Nitric oxide, simulation and “living” grafts: Is the landscape of vascular...

The field of vascular access care for haemodialysis patients may look very different in just a few years’ time, with a host of new,...
sabine nipshagen plastic cannulas

Plastic cannulas offer useful new option in toolbox for renal nurses

Despite currently being less commonly used than metal needles in haemodialysis access, particularly in Europe, plastic cannulas offer a “useful new tool in the...
george smith ultrasound guidance cannulation

Ultrasound guidance shown to improve cannulation accuracy, particularly in harder-to-needle AV...

A small, randomised trial conducted in a UK dialysis unit has found that ultrasound guidance can improve cannulation accuracy—and this improvement may be most...