Plastic vs. Metal Hemodialysis Needles: An International Nurse Survey

Plastic HD needles help prevent infiltration and hematomas, especially in elbow-located, new, or fragile fistulae—yet most countries continue to use cheaper metal needles. A nurse survey found strong resistance to plastic cannulae among respondents. Reduction in adverse access events may reduce costs, staff time, and patient distress.

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