In recent years, the need for the vascular access surveillance has been growing steadily. In our dialysis department, a dedicated multidisciplinary team is active since 10 years. The Team is composed of 2 nephrologists and 5 nurses who take care of AV related surgery, AV management in the dialysis rooms, infection control, nurses education and audit. Having an AV Team allowed to monitor and efficiently control the infection rate (0.65/1000 CVC days) and contained the AV management related costs while improving patients’ quality of life. Furthermore, it has been a reason for continuous professional growth. The article describes the major organization and structural and professional characteristics of our AV Team setting.
You will be granted access to the article for 72 hours and you will be able to download any format (PDF or ePUB). The article will be available in your login area under "My PayPerView". You will need to register a new account (unless you already own an account with this journal), and you will be guided through our online shop. Online purchases are paid by Credit Card through PayPal.