The Buttonhole Technique for Arteriovenous Fistula Cannulation

The Buttonhole Technique for Arteriovenous Fistula Cannulation

Identification: nnj_mj06A4
Issue: May-June 2006
Volume: Vol. 33, No. 3

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Goal: To provide an evidence-based educational tool for nephrology nurses to enable them to perform and troubleshoot the buttonhole cannulation technique for accessing an arteriovenous fistula.

Objectives:

  1. Identify at least one barrier that may preclude a patient from utilizing the buttonhole technique.
  2. List two patient benefits for the buttonhole technique.
  3. Explain the changes that indicate readiness to switch from sharp needles to blunt needles.


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