In the dialysis area, so-called access meetings are held via video conferencing and involve physicians and biomedical scientists from the physiology lab (fyslab), doctor and nurse from the dialysis unit and vascular surgeon and doctors from the IR lab. Activities include Nus, Skellefteå and Lycksele Hospitals. The aim of the access meetings is to plan access to the dialysis patient's bloodstream, and to share news and discuss new or updated procedures. The work model was established in 2010 and meetings are held four times a year, with 4-5 patients addressed each time. Better cooperation between professional categories and improved access care for dialysis patients are some of the benefits.
This text has been originally released in the following report: Telemedicine Survey in the County Council of Västerbotten -An analysis of the present situation, conditions and areas of improvement.