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COVID-19 Response: OPEN & Treating Patients In-Office, At Hospitals & Via Telehealth

Patient Resources

Education

We are committed to equipping our patients with the knowledge needed to best manage their access and achieve their highest level of independence.

Preventative Evaluation

Preventative Evaluation

Schedule a Preventative Evaluation if you have:

  • Total access flow lower than prescribed

    • Your dialysis staff can assist with monitoring

  • High venous pressure in your access

  • Weak thrill or bruit

  • Loss of access blood flow during dialysis or need to decrease dialysis pump speed

  • Difficulty cannulating (sticking) access

  • Prolonged bleeding from access or break-through bleeding

    • More than 20 minutes post treatment

  • Difficulty achieving high quality dialysis treatments

    • Your dialysis staff can assist with monitoring KT/V and URR

  • Swelling/Coldness/Numbness of your arm, fingers or hand

  • Visible changes in shunt, including aneurysm formation

  • Strong bounding pulse (hyperpulsatility)

Appointment Reminders

Appointment Reminders

Please bring the following with you to your appointment:

  • Insurance Card

  • List of medications and/or medication bottles

  • List of allergies and reactions

  • Any medications you would like to take post procedure

  • Medical history (including surgeries and surgeons)

Please inform staff if you:

  • Have an allergy to heparin or contrast dye

  • Take any blood thinners

  • Are diabetic

  • Have had previous problems with sedation

Procedure Preparation

Procedure Preparation

Before your procedure you may be asked to limit food and drink intake for a period of time before the procedure or make adjustments to your medications.

Please work closely with our staff members and/or your dialysis center staff for assistance with your specific instructions.

Educational Resources from ESRD National Coordinating Council

Our state-of-the-art vascular center is credentialed by the American Association for Accreditation of Ambulatory Surgery Facilities.

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