Preventing Infections in Hemodialysis Fistula and Graft Vascular Accesses

Preventing Infections in Hemodialysis Fistula and Graft Vascular Accesses

Identification: nnj_so10A4
Issue: September-October 2010
Volume: Vol. 37, No. 5
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Goal: To provide an overview of vascular access infections, their causes, and effective treatment options.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the process of assessing for infection of a hemodialysis access site.
  2. List treatment options for caring for an infected access site.
  3. Discuss the importance of patient and staff education in the prevention of access site infection.


Statement of Disclosure: The author reported no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this continuing nursing education article.

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