The ESRD National Coordinating Center has announced new Fistula-First-Catheter-Last tools for access planning and monitoring. The Vascular Access Planning Guide for Renal Professionals is a comprehensive guide that includes all the steps you need for planning and placing an arteriovenous (AV) fistula or an AV graft. It is a companion resource to Lifeline for a Lifetime: Planning for Your Vascular Access, an access-planning guide for educating patients. And the “Ready Set Go” tools were designed to help renal professionals understand the stages of fistula maturation and graft healing, and to help educate patients. The tools include companion patient resources. For more information see http://esrdncc.org/esrd-national-coordinating-center-announces-new-ffcl-tools-for-access-planning-and-monitoring/ .