Layout of dialysis tray – preparation and getting all the tools
Roger’s left arm, featuring “AV Fistula”. A fistula is the surgical joining of an artery to a vein creating a large vascual access. This allows blood to flow in and out of the same vessel.
Our “dialysis unit….. a.k.a. Blood sucking nag!!!
Cannulation of the arterial vessel . . not the size of the needle!!!! 15 gage. for those not familiar with the size . . .consider a medium size framing nail.
Half way there . . . whooaaa livin’ on a prayer!! (no spray of blood . .. yiippee)
Checking the line to make sure there is blood flow.
Cannulation of the venous vessel. AGAIN . . . note the needle size!!!
Completely inserted and ready to be taped.
Blood leak detector . . .the blue and yellow thingy . . .this basically screams at us if Rog “springs a blood leak”.
Rog!!! All ready to be hooked up to the machine.