Teaching Nurses to Teach: Peritoneal Dialysis Training

What is needed to begin training?
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.


  1. 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.

  2. Have at least two chairs available and a table to hold supplies.

  3. 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.

  4. A training apron with a PD catheter is essential for practicing the skills needed without compromising the patient’s health.

  5. You will need a bag of fluid and ancillary supplies.

  6. Depending on your patient, you will need an IV pole or machine connection.


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