What is an AV (Arteriovenous) Fistula needle?
An arteriovenous (AV) Fistula needle is used for patients undergoing haemodialysis. Haemodialysis is the process of filtering the blood and clearing any toxins, extra salt or fluid present in it using a dialysis machine. The arteriovenous fistula needle is a part of the connector of the Haemodialysis system. It creates an internal fistula akin to its natural counterpart in the body by connecting blood lines with blood vessels through needles. After the fistula is surgically created, the system is allowed to mature before it is ready to be used for haemodialysis.
What are the precautions to the use of an AV Fistula needle?
It is necessary to keep the AV fistula needle access area clean so as to avoid infections. The medical practitioner should be immediately alerted in case there is a spotting of pain, swelling or tenderness in the access area of the fistula or if the patient develops a fever. Unrestricted flow of blood is vital and any activity that may hinder this smooth movement should be avoided by the patient under treatment. The pulse in the access area should be checked daily by the patient or the patient’s attendant and the doctor should be alerted if any irregularities are noted.
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A variety of AV Fistula needles are available at SMB from leading manufacturers like Advanced Lifesciences (ALSPL), Harsoria Healthcare and Newtech Medical Devices. The products of this category are available in 15, 16 and 17 gauge sizes. AV Fistula needles are regulated products and hence they are only available for sale to registered medical practitioners and health care providers. Due to the high demand for the products of this category, some of the brands may be eligible for next-day despatch. All products available on SMB are sourced directly from the manufacturers to assure great quality for customers.