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RPA and major dialysis organizations nationwide have joined forces to develop and launch the Vascular Access Initiative (VAI), a collaborative project to improve the unacceptable rate of central venous catheter (CVC) use in the nation’s kidney patients receiving life-saving hemodialysis. This series of documents and tools is intended to facilitate that effort.
Item Name Posted By Date Posted
Guidance Tool for Surgical Management of Patients PDF (17.28 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
How to Make Fistulas that Work Link  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
Role of Nephrologist in Vascular Access Initiative PDF (18.56 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
Role of the Dialysis Provider in Vascular Access PDF (15.52 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
RPA Letter to Nephrologists PDF (81.85 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
Template Letter To Hospital CEOs PDF (18.61 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
Template Letter to QIOs Seeking Support PDF (18.85 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
Template Letter to Vascular Surgeons PDF (11.7 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
Vascular Access Initiative: Background, Goals, etc PDF (15.15 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016
Vascular Surgery Referral Form PDF (12.27 KB)  more ] Administration 6/28/2016

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