Save the Vein: What Nurses Need to Know

Jan 25, 2011 6:00pm ‐ Jan 25, 2011 7:00pm



  • Identify CKD patients with a need for education related to vein preservation.

  • Analyze the tools and skills nephrology nurses must exhibit in order to adequately prepare patients for preserving their veins for an AV fistula.

  • Design a plan to educate patients about the importance of being actively involved in their care inanticipation of the eventual need for hemodialysis.

  • Summarize the importance of vein preservation for patients with CKD stages 3-5.


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