Dialysis has to clean the blood,
so somehow dialysis has to get access to the blood.
The fistula is the normal and best way for
haemodialysis to get access to the blood.
Haemodialysis is troublesome with a poor working fistula, so
the better the fistula is, the easier doing haemodialysis is.
Things you can do to help:
The fistula is made from your own blood vessels, so the
better condition your blood vessels are the easier it is to have
a better fistula made. Over months and years the quality of your
blood vessels can be made better by:
||The Fistula - what it is|
|The haemodialysis catheter (the neck line)|
|Vein Preservation - print out and share with those who take your blood to explain why we ask that the veins in both arms be preserved|
Haemodialysis Access Nurse Specialist
Downloads/Links about what the fistula is and how to look