After a PD tube manipulation, particularly a manipulation to correct a tube that had migrated out of the lower pelvis, what is the best position for the patient to drain the peritoneum immediately post procedure? Sitting or supine?

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Karen Grant RN, Nurse from Waterloo Region, Ontario Canada asked
After a PD tube manipulation, particularly a manipulation to correct a tube that had migrated out of the lower pelvis, what is the best position for the patient to drain the peritoneum immediately post procedure? Sitting or supine?

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It does not matter as long as the tube is already in the position. No control trial actually being done to look at the flow post manipulation of the catheter. It is always depends on observational and experience of the managing CAPD nurses. 

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