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How-to guide: needle removal and haemostasis

Maybe you have noticed how after each dialysis session, your nurse carefully removes the needle before preforming haemostasis, the stoppage of bleeding. Haemostasis is essential to your well-being and must be done correctly. While a skilled nurse always performs haemostasis of the very first cannulation, you can get involved in future treatments.  

Read on for a detailed look at the steps of haemostasis and get some helpful some do’s and don’ts. Also, learn how you can participate in your care. Should you want to, of course.