Introduction to Peritoneal Dialysis
Peritoneal Dialysis(PD) is a type of dialysis treatment which can be perform at home by the patient following training from Home Dialysis nurses. A simple plastic tube called a tenchkoff catheter is placed into your abdomen, allowing dialysis fluid to be drained in and out of your peritoneal cavity. Peritoneal Dialysis is a daily treatment.
Advantages of Peritoneal Dialysis
Improved quality of life.
Greater flexibility to fit dialysis around your daily activities.
Possibility to reduce / review medications further as blood levels are stabilised
Less restrictions of your diet and fluid.
Reduced hospital visits.
Able to continue working.
Able to have holidays.
Suitability for Peritoneal Dialysis
Patients on Home Dialysis need to be motivated and able to problem solve.
Have space to accommodate the supplies.
Training is individual to your needs and primarily done in your own home over 2 days.
If you would like further information please contact the Home Dialysis nurses direct on 01227 864011.
Peritoneal Dialysis Booklet
Care of your Tenchkoff Catheter