The buttonhole technique for arteriovenous fistula cannulation

Nephrol Nurs J. May-Jun 2006;33(3):299-304.

Abstract

The buttonhole technique began 30 years ago in Europe and Japan, and 25 years ago in Seattle, Washington. Some believe its failure to "catch on" in the United States is due to the graft culture of the last 20 years. Now with an increase of AV fustulae, this technique is becoming known as a viable cannulation option. The purpose of this article is to provide technical information for nephrology nurses performing this technique.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aneurysm / etiology
  • Aneurysm / prevention & control
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / instrumentation*
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / nursing
  • Blood Flow Velocity
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / adverse effects
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / instrumentation
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / methods*
  • Catheterization, Peripheral / nursing
  • Clinical Competence
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • Granulation Tissue
  • Hematoma / etiology
  • Hematoma / prevention & control
  • Hospitalization
  • Humans
  • Infection Control / methods
  • Infection Control / standards
  • Nursing Assessment
  • Nursing Staff / education
  • Nursing Staff / supply & distribution
  • Pain / etiology
  • Pain / prevention & control
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Patient Selection
  • Punctures / instrumentation
  • Punctures / methods*
  • Punctures / nursing
  • Renal Dialysis / instrumentation*
  • Skin Care / methods
  • Skin Care / nursing
  • Skin Care / standards
  • Time Factors
  • Wound Healing