Home HD access survey

A survey of consumers and clinicians on vascular access practices for home HD found that nurses were not following their own training procedures or using generally accepted procedures (GAP) to cannulate—and consumers were reluctant to report some signs and symptoms of access infection. Not one nurse or consumer had followed all of the GAP steps. (Editor’s note: This may help explain the high—and preventable—infection rate reported with the Buttonhole technique...)

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