Questions About PD
We thank you for your question. The ISPD is an international organization; therefore, unfortunately, we don’t feel it is appropriate for us to comment on a local practice issue. While suture removal is a fairly common nursing practice in some countries, once a nurse is deemed competent; it is not within the scope of practice for nurses in other countries. We would urge to consult your local facility; they may have a clear policy to give you guidance. A local state or provincial nephrology nursing organization may also have practice recommendations on this issue of suture removal.