How to support kidney patients who choose Peritoneal Dialysis

It can take some time for kidney patients to gain confidence in dialyzing at home. Patients are most vulnerable to switching from Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) to Hemodialysis early in therapy. This suggests that education, training and support are particularly important during the first year.1 Find out more about managing the first 90 days, minimizing infection risk, Baxter’s HomeCare Services and traveling with PD.

 

 

Each patient should be assessed before training begins to determine learning readiness and learning style. Standardized lesson plans, available from Baxter, help you teach kidney patients the things they need to know about right away:

  • The need for dialysis
  • Personal hygiene
  • Aseptic technique
  • PD procedures and catheter care
  • Basic medical management and medications
  • Problem solving, complications, recognition of infection, emergency procedures
  • Diet and fluid management
  • Keeping home records and ordering supplies
Request the PD patient training lessons from Baxter. 

1 Guo A, Mujais S. Patient and Technique Survival on Peritoneal Dialysis in the United States: Evaluation in Large Incident Cohorts. Kidney Int Suppl. 2003; 64(suppl 88): S3-S12.

Education, training and support are particularly important during the first year.1