Lifeline for a Lifetime


The ESRD Network Coordinating Center has developed a new audiovisual educational tool presenting a simple test which you and your patients can perform together to save their vascular access.

The “Lifeline for a Lifetime” One-Minute Access Check toolkit:

  • Uses sounds and graphics illustrating the simple steps to check an access,
  • Shows the difference between a  healthy access and one that needs attention,
  • Can help instruct patients to check their  access by themselves, and
  • Provides printable tools to help you reinforce teaching and assist those without Internet access.

To see how Network 3 and volunteer patients and facilities found these tools, view this video.

View and download the tools to use in your own situation.