There are several requirements a vein must meet to be used for an arteriovenous (AV) fistula. In this lesson, you’ll learn why the radiocephalic AV fistula is the most desired one, and how AV fistula location influences the symptoms of steal syndrome.
The fistula is the dialysis patient’s lifeline, and ultrasound is the best tool to assess its condition and to prevent fatal complications. In this course, we start with different types of dialysis access and fistula hemodynamics. We then dive deep into fistula assessment protocols, cover parameters used in reporting, and how to diagnose abnormal findings.
Assess fistulas and diagnose problems with ultrasound to ensure access to life-saving dialysis and prevent severe complications.