BC is the only province with provincial standards for creation, maintenance and repair of vascular accesses.
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.
View vascular access educational pamphlets here.
View vascular access videos here.
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