The effect of the buttonhole method vs. the traditional method of AV fistula cannulation on hemostasis, needle stick pain, pre-needle stick anxiety, and presence of aneurysms in ambulatory patients on hemodialysis

Nephrol Nurs J. Jul-Aug 2011;38(4):333-6.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to compare the effect of the buttonhole method to the traditional method of cannulation on time to hemostasis, needle stick pain, pre-needle stick anxiety, and aneurysm size. Forty-five participants from two naturally occurring groups were accessed at four monthly intervals from a chronic dialysis unit yielding 170 units of data. Results supported the buttonhole method of cannulation as advantageous as opposed to the traditional method of AV fistula cannulation.

Publication types

  • Clinical Trial
  • Comparative Study

MeSH terms

  • Aged
  • Aneurysm / prevention & control*
  • Anxiety / prevention & control*
  • Arteriovenous Shunt, Surgical / methods*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Pain / prevention & control*
  • Renal Dialysis / methods*