The Effect of the Buttonhole Method vs. the Traditional Method Of AV Fistula Cannulation on Hemostasis, Needle Stick Pain, Pre-Needle Stick Anxiety, and Presence of Aneurysms In Ambulatory Patients on Hemodialysis

The Effect of the Buttonhole Method vs. the Traditional Method Of AV Fistula Cannulation on Hemostasis, Needle Stick Pain, Pre-Needle Stick Anxiety, and Presence of Aneurysms In Ambulatory Patients on Hemodialysis

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Issue: July-August 2011
Volume: Vol. 38, No. 4
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Goal: To provide an overview of the effect of the buttonhole method vs. the traditional method of AV fistula cannulation on hemostasis, needle stick pain, pre-needle stick anxiety, and presence of aneurysms in ambulatory patients on hemodialysis.

Objectives:

  1. Explain the difference between the buttonhole method and the constant site method in cannulation.
  2. Describe the benefits of the buttonhole site as determined by this study.


Acknowledgments: The authors would like to acknowledge the contributions of the following members of the nursing staff at the Good Samaritan Hospital Medical Center Chronic Dialysis Unit: Kathy Adams, Barbara Blom, Debbie Brennan, Ann Marie Culhane, Joanne Faber, Cathy Miller, Dawn Rose, Melissa Thompson, Connie Smalling, Judi Smith Stenger, Vesna Stryska, and Koreen Vicciardo.

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

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