Peritoneal Dialysis Access Management: More Than Skin Deep.

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Abstract

Providing care and education for a patient on peritoneal dialysis (PD) requires that the nephrology nurse have knowledge and expertise in the PD access. This article provides information on types and placement of PD catheters, pre-placement and post-placement education and care, how to assess PD catheter exit site healing, and initial use of the PD catheter for access.

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