Arteriovenous Fistulas and Grafts
Once your fistulas and grafts have been formed it is important to remember these pointers to protect and maintain your access sites.
Your health care provider will give you more information about caring for your fistula or graft that are specific to your needs.
Central Venous Catheter
The major short term risks of having a central venous catheter inserted into the body are infection and clot formation. During your dialysis treatment you may find that your nurse fills your catheter with a solution at the end of each dialysis treatment to prevent clots forming in the line. Patients may need to take blood thinner medications such as Heparin to keep the catheter working longer.
Here are some important points to remember when caring for your central venous line:
Notify you doctor right away if the following occurs: