How to Take care of your Vascular Access?

How to Take care of your Vascular Access?

Creation and maintenance of a well-functioning, cannulatable vascular access is essential for performance of home hemodialysis. Taking care of your vascular access is crucial when undergoing home hemodialysis. Vascular access is the site on your body where the blood is diverted into an external machine and returned during dialysis. There are three main types of vascular access: arteriovenous fistula (AVF), arteriovenous graft (AVG), and central venous catheter (CVC). Here are general guidelines for taking care of your AVF & AVG vascular access:

  • Protect the Access Site

Avoid tight clothing, jewelry, or anything that might constrict blood flow.

Tip: Be cautious with activities that may cause trauma to the access site (e.g., carrying heavy bags on the access arm).

  • Keep the Site Clean

Wash the access site daily with mild soap and water.

Tip: Do not use creams, lotions, or powders on the access site without consulting a nephrologist.

  • Monitor for Signs of Infection

Watch for redness, swelling, tenderness, or discharge at the access site.

Tip: Report any signs of infection to your healthcare team immediately.

  • Avoid Blood Pressure Measurements on Access Arm

Blood pressure cuffs can damage the access site.

Tip: Have your blood pressure measured on the opposite arm or using a leg cuff.

Always follow our nephrologist & dialysis nurses’ specific instructions for caring for your vascular access. Regular check-ups and communication with our home hemodialysis team are essential to ensure the health and longevity of your access site.

Life holds boundless possibilities beyond the dialysis treatment centre. With dialysis at home, Dr. Sunny Home Healthcare centre, gives patients undergoing dialysis treatment an opportunity to regain control & flexibility as well as improve the quality of life. If you are in need of home hemodialysis that is meant to improve your convenience and independence, contact our team who will be happy to guide you about home hemodialysis in detail.

You need not worry anymore about the cost of home dialysis treatment, as we understand the importance of insurance coverage when it comes to receiving the best care for you or your loved ones undergoing dialysis at home and we are elated to announce that we will be able to accommodate the top insurance companies.

We aim to make your experience easier and more convenient with our tie-up with these leading insurance providers in the UAE.

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