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Organization of the peritoneal dialysis program — the nurses’ role
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Indications The decision to initiate dialysis or hemofiltration in patients with renal failure depends on several factors. These can be divided into acute or chronic indications. In diabetics dialysis is started earlier. Two main types of dialysis A. Blood flows through the fibers, dialysis solution flows around the outside the fibers, and water and wastes move between these two solutions.
The Textbook of Peritoneal Dialysis pp Cite as. The organization of a peritoneal dialysis PD program requires time, thought and careful planning. Managing a patient on PD embraces thorough technical instruction and motivation, carried out in a proper environment conductive for training. In most PD units the cornerstone of this approach is invariably the nurse whose responsibility it is to supply both instruction and motivation, by precept, by example, and encouragement . This chapter reviews the essential elements required, the role and qualities of a PD nurse, protocols and teaching plans, all of which are crucial to the success of any PD program.