Simulation training for vascular access interventions

Ingemar J.A. Davidson, Min C. Yoo, Daniel G. Biasucci, Patrick Browne, Cathy Dees, Bart Dolmatch, Maurizio Gallieni, Antonio La Greca, James R. Korndorffer, Billy Nolen, Sandy O'Rear, Eric Peden, Mauro Pittiruti, Gary Reed, Daniel Scott, Douglas Slakey

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Training and learning in the field of access for dialysis, including peritoneal and hemodialysis and access for oncologic patients, is well suited for the use of simulators, simulated case learning, and root cause analysis of adverse outcomes and team training. Simulators range over a wide spectrum from simple suture learning devices, inexpensive systems for venous puncture simulation, such as a turkey breast or leg with a pressurized tunneled rubber or graft conduit, to sophisticated computer designed simulators to teach interventional procedures such as vascular access angiogram, balloon angioplasty and stent placing. Team training capitalizes on the principles used in aviation, known as Crew Resource Management (CRM) or Human Factor (HF). The objectives of team training are to improve communication and leadership skills, to use checklists to prevent errors, to promote a change in the attitudes towards vascular access from learning through mistakes in a non-punitive environment, to impacting positively the employee performance and to increase staff retention by making the workplace safer, more efficient and user-friendly.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)181-190
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Vascular Access
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2010


  • Attitude
  • Cannulation
  • Crew resource management
  • Dialysis access
  • End-stage renal disease
  • Human factor
  • Simulation
  • Team training

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Nephrology


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