Questions About PD
We thank you for your question. The recommendation below is from the ISPD Guidelines for Peritoneal Dialysis Training published in 2006 (1). From an informal survey of members of the ISPD Nursing Committee, we feel that these training recommendations have not changed since this publication. In fact, they are possibly more important in light of current COVID-19 guidelines, along with best practices in infection prevention and control.
‘WHERE SHOULD THE TRAINING OCCUR?
The training room needs a door for privacy and quiet. No other activities should be conducted in the room while a patient is in training. There needs to be good lighting with adequate work surfaces and a sink for hand washing. A chair in which the patient can rest is desirable. Training can be done at the clinic, in the hospital, at the patient’s home, or at an alternate site.” (Page 627).
1. Bernardini J, Price V, Figueiredo A. Peritoneal dialysis patient training, 2006. Peritoneal dialysis international. 2006 Nov;26(6):625-32. Available at: https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/089686080602600602