EBP Tools

EBP Tools

Venous Needle Dislodgement and Access-Bloodline Separation 

Venous needle dislodgement and access-bloodline separation are potential complications of hemodialysis therapy. In 2020, ANNA convened a task force to update the information and resources developed by the 2012 ANNA Venous Needle Dislodgement Task Force and develop additional resources, if needed. The 2020-2021 ANNA Venous Needle Dislodgement Task Force conducted a literature review, requested information from ANNA members, and tested taping techniques. The July/August 2021 issue of the Nephrology Nursing Journal features an article that discusses the results of the literature review, information requests, and taping technique testing, and provides resources on venous needle dislodgement and access-bloodline separation, including a risk assessment tool, educational materials, and practice recommendations. Click on the links below to download these resources.




Thank you to Redsense Medical for providing an educational grant to ANNA in support of this educational program.

Additional Resources

On March 14, 2022, ANNA joined with other organizations to provide information regarding kidney disease and the risk of VND to legislative staff during a virtual Capitol Hill briefing. Deborah Brouwer-Maier, RN, CNN, a member of the 2020-2021 ANNA Venous Needle Dislodgement Task Force, provided comments on behalf of ANNA.

Download Briefing Resource - Venous Needle Dislodgement: A Risk Which Can Be Managed for Kidney Patients


Fact Sheets

ANNA Fact Sheets provide a brief overview of essential information regarding the care and treatment of individuals with kidney disease. They are useful resources for both staff and patient education. Click on the links below to download the fact sheets.