To Buttonhole or Not to Buttonhole

A Fresenius poster at the Annual Dialysis Conference looked at the frequency of bloodstream infections (BSIs) among home HD patients using the Buttonhole technique. The group instituted a best-practices approach to wash the access site before cannulating, scrub to remove scabs, and perform skin prep and cannulation while training. After almost 3 years, no patients on home HD in the study group had an access-related BSI.

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