- Fistula First is a breakthrough initiative to increase AV fistula utilization in all appropriate hemodialysis patients.
- We are working together to meet KDOQI guidelines and the CMS stretch goal of increasing the percentage of hemodialysis patients using AVFs to 66%.
- We are working together to implement the new FFBI Strategic Plan.
FFBI Strategic Plan Implementation
Monitoring is a key element of quality improvement during project implementation. Review of the FFBI Strategic Plan occurs at each step in the Operational Plan within the master document. Each of the strategies and policy recommendations has tactics and milestones to assess progress and resuts. The Strategic Plan Tracking Tool allows the Renal Community to monitor the progress of implementation. Click the link below to go to the Tracking Tool.
FFBI Strategic Plan Tracking Tool
Products of the FFBI Coalition
Many of the tools available on this website are listed as "NVAII" were developed through the Tools and Resources subcommittee of the National Vascular Access Improvement Initiative (NVAII) in 2003. The subcommittee worked together to create a toolkit to support the work of the renal community in improving vascular access to hemodialysis patients. All documents were created and/or modified by committee members, and reviewed and edited by the committee leadership. The documents appearing in Word can be customized for your own facilities and/or practice.
The Fistula First Breakthrough Initiative (FFBI) has developed and adapted a suite of tools to help dialysis facilities and physicians accelerate their work to increase AV fistula rates in hemodialysis patients.
In addition, other organizations and individuals have developed tools in the course of their improvement efforts - for example, successful protocols, order sets and forms, instructions and guidelines for implementing key changes - and are making them available here for others to use or adapt in their own organizations.
We invite you to submit tools and/or articles that you have found useful!
To submit a tool or article for consideration of posting to this website, click here.