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access

 [ak´ses]
a means of approaching something.
arteriovenous access the usual type of vascular access, connecting an artery and a vein, usually in the arm.
hemodialysis access (vascular access) the means by which hemodialysis apparatus is connected to blood vessels; the most common type is arteriovenous access. Other types include venovenous access and types of fistulas and shunts.
venovenous access vascular access via a tube that begins at a vein and ends at a vein, used in hemodialysis and continuous venovenous hemofiltration.

vascular access

Clinical medicine The ability to enter the vascular system; the ease with which the vascular system can be entered for administering therapy or obtaining blood for testing

vascular access

A portal of entry into the circulation, e.g., by a dialysis catheter.
See: table
Intraosseously (through the cortex of a bone, esp. a bone in the leg)
Intravenously (peripherally or centrally)
Via surgically implanted ports (e.g., for the frequent or long-term administration of antibiotics, blood products, or cancer chemotherapy.)
By venous cutdown
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Prior to his time at VAC, Amedia worked at DaVita for six years as director of business development and operations, where he was responsible for developing 32 free-standing vascular access centers throughout the U.
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They believe every patient should experience zero complications when treated with any vascular access product," says Paul Molloy, President, Vascular Division of Teleflex Incorporated.
Implantable ports: Implantable ports are the most expensive of the vascular access devices, but offer convenience for patients who will require long-term vascular access, such as those undergoing chemotherapy.
The CEN membership believes that wherever possible, recommendations related to the management of a new vascular access or central venous catheter must be based on existing clinical practice guidelines for vascular access such as the Canadian Society of Nephrology Clinical Practice Guidelines for Vascular Access (1999), and/or the Kidney Disease Outcome Quality Initiative (K-DOQI) Guidelines for vascular access (Update 2001).
It promotes education to enhance professionals' knowledge and skills in vascular access, along with research necessary for evidence-based vascular access practice.
The professionals at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center are shining examples of certified vascular access professionals who are showing pride in their specialty," said Garrett.
As such, ICU Medical chose to involve members of its organization in the Vascular Access Industry Partner(TM) Certificate Program, designed to educate industry professionals on the basic fundamentals of vascular access.
Directors on Each US Coast Will Educate Physicians on Use of Intraosseous Vascular Access
Food and Drug Administration (FDA) market clearance for its patented VWING(TM) Vascular Needle Guide which has been shown to enable vascular access to arteriovenous fistulas (AVF) for patients undergoing hemodialysis.
MONTREAL -- Cook Medical today announced it is the major sponsor of the opening session "Zero Tolerance: Vascular Catheter Related Infections" at the 37th Annual Canadian Vascular Access Association (CVAA).
th] Association for Vascular Access (AVA) Annual Scientific Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, September 20[sup.