VIDEO: New technique helps reduce infections with buttonhole access

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — In this video from the American Nephrology Nurses Association Annual Symposium, Peggy Bushey, BSN, RN, CDN, talks about a new technique to reduce access-related blood stream infections.
“Buttonhole cannulation technique has been the recipient of both negative and positive reviews over the last 40 years. It has been lauded as a method with the potential to preserve the life of the AVF, while at the same time, decreasing the trauma of sharp needle cannulation,” Bushey, of the University of Vermont Medical Center, and colleagues wrote in their abstract.

FORT WORTH, TEXAS — In this video from the American Nephrology Nurses Association Annual Symposium, Peggy Bushey, BSN, RN, CDN, talks about a new technique to reduce access-related blood stream infections.
“Buttonhole cannulation technique has been the recipient of both negative and positive reviews over the last 40 years. It has been lauded as a method with the potential to preserve the life of the AVF, while at the same time, decreasing the trauma of sharp needle cannulation,” Bushey, of the University of Vermont Medical Center, and colleagues wrote in their abstract.