MEI Fistula 'Mini Movie' Wins Award


MADISON, Wisc.—The Medical Education Institute (MEI) was selected as a Gold Award winner in the 13th annual Web Health Awards(SM) program for its mini-movie entitled "Let's Talk About...Fistulas."

The Web Health awards competition recognizes the nation's best digital health resources. "Let's Talk About...Fistulas" is a three-minute multimedia movie about choosing a fistula for hemodialysis access.


"We created this short high-impact message to help dialysis patients understand why replacing a hemodialysis catheter with a fistula is so important," said MEI Executive Director Dori Schatell. "Dialysis professionals can use our movie to start a conversation with patients about converting from a catheter to an arteriovenous fistula (AVF)."

The movie is available free in English and Spanish at

Let's Talk About...Fistulas was written and developed by the Medical Education Institute and produced by Angelvision Technologies, Inc., Portland, Oreg. It is the first in a series of "Let's Talk About... " educational programs for dialysis patients.

 Funding was provided by an educational grant from AmgenMED.

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