Questions About PD
I am presuming you are describing new chronic PD patients and not wanting to use it as acute start. It is recommended to leave the catheter for 2 weeks before using to allow it to heal well and avoid leaks. I recommend you look at the ISPD guidelines for access and catheter care, they are available on the website and given clear guielines for new PD catheters.
Acute start regimes are obviously different and low volumes can be used immediately we recoomend reduced dwell times and patient to remain supine if fluid is dwelling for the first 3 days