These resources will help you learn more about vessel mapping and how to ask for it:
Illustrated, tri-fold brochure explains what a Doppler study is, types of Doppler studies (Duplex Doppler, Color Doppler), and how to prepare for a Doppler. From ESRD Network 12.
Illustrated, 12 page newsletter explains vessel mapping and Doppler studies. A step-by-step Doppler study fact sheet describes how to prepare for the study, how it's done, how if feels, and what the risks are. From ESRD Network 12.
Two page fact sheet presents vessel mapping as a first step in helping to decide if you are a candidate for an AV fistula. From ESRD Network 12.
Illustrated, 27 page module presents vessel mapping and venograms as helpful tools to improve your chance of having an AV fistula. From Life Options' Kidney School (MEI).
Four page patient newsletter section covers vessel mapping and venograms and the importance of having a written plan in case an access should fail. From Life Options (MEI).
Please Note: Before printing any of these resources, we recommend that you check your printer settings to determine the correct page orientation for the document. Some tools may need to be printed in the 'Landscape' format to avoid cutting off any of the text.