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Stop 1: Understanding Dialysis
Stop 2: Learning about Dialysis Access
Stop 3: Vein Mapping
Stop 4: Talking about Surgery
Stop 5: Getting Surgery
Stop 6: Healing
Stop 7: Detours
Stop 8: Starting Dialysis

 

Education Overview

Description
  • Video: Pairs health education with a patient story. Aims to resonate with viewers, validate the emotional experience of vascular access creation, and reinforce important concepts.
  • Brochure: Provides an overview of the video content. Includes an appointment log and glossary of terms.
Learning Objectives
  • Define the 3 types of vascular access: fistula, graft, catheter
  • Outline the steps involved in creating a vascular access
  • Provide realistic insight into the life impacts and potential complications of vascular accesses
  • Describe how a vascular access is used in hemodialysis
Additional Resources

Flythe JE, Narendra JH, Yule C, Manivannan S, Murphy S, Lee SD, Strigo TS, Peskoe S, Pendergast JF, Boulware LE, Green JA. Targeting patient and system barriers to improve rates of hemodialysis initiation with an arteriovenous access. Kidney360. 2021 Feb 24 [ePub ahead of Print].

We could not have created these materials without the numerous patients, care partners, and medical providers who offered guidance and feedback at every stage of development – from ideation to scriptwriting, storyboarding to animation, and final production. Specifically, we acknowledge –

This work was supported by an unrestricted, investigator-initiated research grant (20-0149) from Renal Research Institute (RRI), a subsidiary of Fresenius Kidney Care, North America.

“Getting Ready: Your Vascular Access Journey” Copyright © 2021 The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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