Do you want to live a full and active life, but are tired of feeling tired all the time? A fistula may be able to help you do that. Fistulas are alternative access points in the body through which dialysis can occur without invasive surgeries into veins or arteries. However, patients with fistulas have unique needs, and it’s important that dialysis staff are aware of these needs so they can provide the best possible care to their patients in Alamogordo!
Benefits of an open cutaneous fistula
Dialysis Management Alamogordo is committed to providing excellent fistula care for our patients. When you come to us, we will take the time to fully assess your needs and provide you with a customized treatment plan. We can also provide nutritional counseling, and counseling services, and give you information on how to find affordable housing near our clinic. Our staff understands that dialysis fistulas can interfere with your life outside of dialysis treatments and we’ll do everything we can to make sure they don’t.
What Is a Cutaneous Fistula?
A cutaneous fistula is an abnormal connection between a vein and an artery that can be caused by one or more conditions. When this happens, blood will flow from the vein into the artery where it should not be. This can result in serious issues like infection, heart attack, stroke, and even death. If you have a fistula because you are on hemodialysis, then you need to take certain steps to protect your health and well-being. Call Dialysis Management Alamogordo at (575) 459-1138 today to learn more about how they can help you with these issues.
Dialysis Management Alamogordo is here to help you manage your dialysis treatments so they don’t interfere with your life. We’ll work with you to find a care plan that suits your needs and goals. Contact us today for more information. Our specialists are ready to help.
It doesn’t matter if you have a fistula or an arteriovenous shunt, our experts can provide all of the management and treatment you need. From chronic pain relief to colostomy management, we’re here for all your medical needs. Call now!
Benefits of an arteriovenous (AV) fistula
Arteriovenous fistulas, or AV fistulas, are one option for people who require long-term dialysis. A fistula is a surgically created connection between an artery and a vein that can be used to do hemodialysis. These fistulas allow patients to avoid regular needle sticks and can last up to 10 years with proper care. That’s why it’s so important for someone with an AV fistula to maintain adequate flow through it at all times.
Nursing Care for Patients with AV Fistulas
Patients with AV fistulas have unique needs. The flow through the fistula must be maintained above a certain level to allow adequate hemodialysis. If a patient falls below that level, they need to go to the doctor immediately for treatment. People who have AV fistulas are also more susceptible to infections, so it is important they get their flu and pneumonia shots as well as keep their skin clean and dry.
What is an AFV?
An AFV is an arteriovenous fistula, a surgically created connection between an artery and a vein. It’s used to provide dialysis patients with easy access to their blood flow so that they can receive hemodialysis treatments. The AFV enables them to avoid having to go through the skin for dialysis.