ESRD NCC Resource Downloads

Welcome to the ESRD NCC Resource Download Center.

  • Step 1: Use the menu on the right to find the item you want.  You can scroll through the choices.
  • Step 2: Click on the download button next to the item you want to save.  You can save it on your computer hard drive, a USB thumb drive or a DVD.
  • Step 3: Once you have saved the file, double click on it to play or view.

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If you have any questions, please contact us.

Access Planning Resources

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This guide is meant to help you get started in making a vascular access for hemodialysis. In order to get started, you will need an access plan to help guide you through all the steps toward a fistula or graft. You and your dialysis care team will make this plan together.

 

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Questions or Concerns About a Permanent Access? Let’s Talk!
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Access Planning - Patients

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    Access Planning - Staff

       

      “Ready, Set, Go” Resources

      The steps to Fistula maturity and Graft healing are very important in preparing patients for successful dialysis treatments. Learn more about the steps to catheter freedom and how to check a Fistula or Graft every day.

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      AVF Maturity

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      Weeks 1-2: Fistula Daily Check - Patients

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      Week 3: Fistula Daily Check - Patients

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      Weeks 4-5: Fistula Daily Check - Patients

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      Weeks 6-10: Fistula Daily Check - Patients

      AVG Healing

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      Week 1: Graft Daily Check - Patients

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      Weeks 2-3: Graft Daily Check - Patients

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      Week 4: Graft Daily Check - Patients

       

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      AVF Maturity

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      Weeks 1-2: Fistula Daily Check - Staff

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      Weeks 3: Fistula Daily Check - Staff

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      Weeks 4: Fistula Daily Check - Staff

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      Weeks 5-6: Fistula Daily Check - Staff

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      Weeks 7-10: Fistula Daily Check - Staff

      AVG Healing

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      Weeks 1: Graft Daily Check - Staff

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      Weeks 2-3: Graft Daily Check - Staff

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      Weeks 4: Graft Daily Check - Staff

       

      Access Monitoring ResourcesImage of an eye, ear, and hand feeling an arm.

      A healthy vascular access is very important to have successful dialysis treatments.
      Do the “One Minute Access Check” every day, so you can find any potential problems, get the help you need and it could save your lifeline.

       

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      Week 4: Graft Daily Check - Patients
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      Weeks 2-3: Graft Daily Check - Patients
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      Week 1: Graft Daily Check - Patients
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      Weeks 6-10: Fistula Daily Check - Patients
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      Weeks 4-5: Fistula Daily Check - Patients
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      Week 3: Fistula Daily Check - Patients
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      Weeks 1-2: Fistula Daily Check - Patients
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      Access Monitoring – Patient: Complete Guide
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      Access Monitoring – Patient: One Sheet
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      Access Monitoring – Patient: Complete Guide
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      Access Monitoring – Patient: Feel
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      Access Monitoring – Patient: Feel
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      Access Monitoring – Patient: Listen
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      Access Monitoring – Patient: Listen
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      Access Monitoring - Patient: Look
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      Access Monitoring - Patient: Look

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        Weeks 4: Graft Daily Check - Staff
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        Weeks 2-3: Graft Daily Check - Staff
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        Weeks 1: Graft Daily Check - Staff
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        Weeks 7-10: Fistula Daily Check - Staff
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        Weeks 5-6: Fistula Daily Check - Staff
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        Weeks 4: Fistula Daily Check - Staff
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        Weeks 3: Fistula Daily Check - Staff
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        Weeks 1-2: Fistula Daily Check - Staff
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        Graft Stenosis

        Graft Stenosis

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        Graft Whistle

        Graft Whistle

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        Normal AVG Graft

        Normal AVG Graft

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        Stenosis Fistula

        Stenosis Fistula

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        AVF Whistle

        AVF Whistle

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        Normal AVF Bruit

        Normal AVF Bruit

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        Access Monitoring – Staff: One Sheet
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        Access Monitoring – Staff: Complete Guide
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        Access Monitoring – Staff: Complete Guide
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Arm Elevation Test
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Arm Elevation Test
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Augmentation Test
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Augmentation Test
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Feel
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Feel
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Listen
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Listen
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Look
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        Access Monitoring - Staff: Look

           

          Catheter Check ResourcesOne Minute Catheter Check

          A hemodialysis catheter is a ”bridge” to a fistula or graft. Make sure you check your catheter every day.

           

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          Catheter Check – Patients
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          Catheter Check – Patients: Complete Guide
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          Catheter Check – Patients: One Sheet
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          Catheter Check – Patients: Feel
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          Catheter Check – Patients: Look

             

            Professionals

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            Catheter Check – Staff
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            Catheter Check – Staff: Complete Guide
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            Catheter Check – Staff: One Sheet
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            Catheter Check – Staff: Feel
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            Catheter Check – Staff: Listen
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            Catheter Check – Staff: Look

               

              En EspañolLifeline For a Life Time - En Español

              Access Planning  and Monitoring resources en español.

               

               

               

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              Access Planning Spanish - Patients
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Complete Guide
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: One Sheet
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Complete Guide
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Feel
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Feel
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Listen
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Listen
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Look
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                Access Monitoring Spanish – Patient: Look

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