I have a graft access for dialysis, my dialysis center just started using it today. My question is, after dialysis do I have to keep the injection site covered with gauze and tape? Or can I leave it uncovered as long as it’s not bleeding?

You should check with your dialysis center about their recommendations.  I generally ask patients to remove the tapes and bandages within 12 hours after your dialysis session so long as there is no bleeding.  You should carefully monitor your access to keep it clean and make sure that it has a good sound and thrill.


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