The first 90 days are critical for patients on Peritoneal Dialysis

After Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) training, four weeks of follow-up and periodic home visits reinforce the lessons. Re-training should occur at regular intervals and after any episode of peritonitis or catheter infection, prolonged hospitalization, or any interruption in PD.1

Optimizing outcomes

Proper placement of the catheter and postoperative care of the healing site are key to establishing a successful permanent peritoneal access. Early intervention and treatment of peritoneal catheter related complications, if they do occur, are essential to maintaining the peritoneal access for prolonged successful PD.

1  Bernardini, J, ISPD Guidelines/Recommendations for Patient Training. Perit Dial Int. 26:625-632.