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Vascular Access

Vascular access refers to the surgical insertion of a fistula or graft to provide access to the bloodstream for dialysis.

Many dialysis patients have repeated problems with their vascular access, placing additional demands on the already-stretched health system. BC is the only province in Canada with provincial standards for vascular access creation, maintenance and repair.

Pamphlets

 

The following teaching pamphlets were prepared by the BCPRA Hemodialysis Committee (formerly the Provincial Vascular Access Services Team or PVAST) to educate patients about vascular access options and care of their vascular access sites.



Fistula

Graft

Fistula and Graft


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The information in our patient handout materials are provided for educational/information purposes, and to support discussion with your health care team about your medical condition and treatment. It does not constitute medical advice and should not substitute for advice given by your physician or other qualified health care professional.


Posters

 

Vein preservation

The BC Renal Agency has launched the Save the Veins campaign in order to educate patients and health care providers on vein preservation. Some of our materials include:

 

Printing large quantities

Note for renal care providers/vascular access coordinators: If you plan to print large quantities of these publications through your hospital print shop or other printing company, we can provide you with high resolution, press-ready copies. Please contact BCPRA at 604-875-7340 or by email.


Posters

Vein preservation

The BC Renal Agency has launched the Save the Veins campaign in order to educate patients and health care providers on vein preservation. Some of our materials include:

 

Printing large quantities

Note for renal care providers/vascular access coordinators: If you plan to print large quantities of these publications through your hospital print shop or other printing company, we can provide you with high resolution, press-ready copies. Please contact BCPRA at 604-875-7340 or by email.

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