eLearning

Working With The PD Prescription

In this course, we will review the current peritoneal dialysis modalities, discuss the steps necessary for determining the initial PD prescription, as well as ways to evaluate and enhance the prescription according to current guidelines and recommendations.

Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials

This course introduces the principles of peritoneal dialysis (PD). It reviews the essential components of PD such as the anatomy of the peritoneum, the concepts behind solute and fluid transport, patient selection criteria and the components of a successful PD program.

Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials - Module 1

This module provides an overview on the anatomy of the peritoneum and physiology of peritoneal transport.

 

Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials - Module 2

This module reviews key concepts on peritoneal dialysis (PD) solutions, prescription parameters and modalities.

Peritoneal Dialysis Essentials - Module 3

This module discusses general patient selection criteria for peritoneal dialysis (PD) and components of a successful peritoneal dialysis (PD) program.

Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis and Transitioning to Hemodialysis

In this course, we will define an optimal dialysis start, discuss how to identify urgent start dialysis patients, list appropriate situations for urgent start peritoneal dialysis (PD) and describe factors necessary for achieving successful urgent start in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. We will also assess chronic dialysis options for urgent starts and describe steps involved in transitioning to these therapies.

Peritonitis: Key Concepts for Improving Patient Outcomes

This course provides up-to-date information on the classification, diagnosis and treatment of peritonitis in peritoneal dialysis (PD) patients. It also covers patient- and treatment-related factors that can impact peritonitis and discusses prevention strategies that could lead to improved patient outcomes.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) in Children

This course provides an introduction to fundamental concepts of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in children, its challenges and potential complications.

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Solutions

This course gives an overview of the electrolytes, osmotic agents and buffer bases currently used in peritoneal dialysis fluid (PDF). The course also discusses biocompatibility of the PDFs with special regard to pH, Glucose Degradation Products (GDPs) and Advanced Glycosylation Endproducts (AGEs).

Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Access

This course describes the underlying concepts in peritoneal dialysis (PD) access and how they can be applied to the improvement of clinical outcomes. It teaches how to identify the appropriateness of catheter type based on individual patient characteristics and incorporate appropriate patient preparation procedures into patient care. This peritoneal dialysis (PD) access course also covers how to recognize common signs and symptoms of complications associated with PD access

Peritoneal Dialysis Exit-Site Classification

This course will discuss peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter exit-site infection (ESI), risk factors and accepted classification schemes. We will also review characteristics of different exit-site categories. We will also discuss how to perform ESI rate calculations and review elements and best practice guidelines for exit-site care.