What do you use to warm the CAPD bags?we used to use the microwave and warm the CAPD 2L or 2.5 L bags for 2 minutes only but according to the studies it is not the efficient way due to the glucose degradation products.We received trays from the companys but it is not a practical way because we have to wait a minimum of 4-6 hrs for the bag to be warmed.It is difficult to do it with emergency situations and unscheduled patients.Thank you inadvance.

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WAFIKA FOUDA, Nurse from kingdom of saudi arabia asked
What do you use to warm the CAPD bags?we used to use the microwave and warm the CAPD 2L or 2.5 L bags for 2 minutes only but according to the studies it is not the efficient way due to the glucose degradation products.We received trays from the companys but it is not a practical way because we have to wait a minimum of 4-6 hrs for the bag to be warmed.It is difficult to do it with emergency situations and unscheduled patients.Thank you inadvance.

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We used to use thermotank microwave for warming the CAPD bags. Thermotank is a good way because you can set a fixed temperature on it and get the warm bags at any time. I understand your concern on the microwave. A couple of patients in our unit also use the microwave whey they are on travel. According to their experiences, warming the CAPD bags for 2 minutes won’t make the bags too hot. Whether the glucose degradation will happen in the situation is uncertain.

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