What is needed to begin
We recognize that there is a wide range training settings, equipment and techniques. Therefore, we encourage you to work with your hospital or clinic in order to develop and maintain a training environment conducive to the needs of your patients.
Patients learn best in a quiet room where the likelihood of distractions or interruptions is minimized. A quiet room also helps you to concentrate and provides the patients with the assurance that their success is important to you.
Have at least two chairs available and a table to hold supplies.
Make sure that there is a place to wash hands and/or an alcohol based hand wash. Modeling your commitment to the prevention of germs and the spread of bacteria even in a training setting makes an important statement to your patient.
A training apron with a PD catheter is essential for practicing the skills needed without compromising the patient’s health.
You will need a bag of fluid and ancillary supplies.
Depending on your patient, you will need an IV pole or machine connection.
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