Internationally, vascular access (VA) surgery is delivered in a varied and diverse fashion and subsequently, training in vascular access is poorly defined. Experience of VA during surgical training has implications on future practice. The scope of VA procedures is increasing, yet the focus in vascular training remains largely in the technical aspects of surgery rather than the more comprehensive aspects of surgery applied to dialysis and renal care. To achieve special skills in vascular access surgery may require a change to traditional training with an additional focus on developing an extended portfolio of knowledge and skills. A small number of specialized courses and training facilities are developing to address these issues.
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Article Type: EDITORIAL
Article Subject: Dialysis
AuthorsNicholas Inston, Tej M. Singh
- • Accepted on 01/10/2017
- • Available online on 04/12/2017
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- Inston, Nicholas [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 1, * Corresponding Author (Nicholas.firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Singh, Tej M. [PubMed] [Google Scholar] 2
Department of Renal Transplantation and Vascular Access, Queen Elizabeth Hospital Birmingham, University Hospitals Birmingham, Birmingham - UK
Vascular and Endovascular Surgery, El Camino Hospital, Mountain View, CA - USA