Improving Arteriovenous Fistula Cannulation Skills

Improving Arteriovenous Fistula Cannulation Skills

Identification: nnj_nd05A2
Issue: November-December 2005
Volume: Vol. 32, No. 6

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Goal: Cite evidence-based, best demonstrated practices to utilize in improving individual cannulation technique.


  1. Describe the assessment process of auscultation, palpations, and inspection for an AV fistula.
  2. List five clinical indicators that would indicate a stenosis.
  3. Explain the differences between the rope ladder and buttonhole techniques.



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