- Understanding Chronic Kidney Disease
- Kidney Disease Stages
- What Is a Nephrologist?
- What to Expect with CKD
- Kidney Disease Management
- Managing Medications
- Understanding Acute Kidney Injury
- How Kidneys Work
- Take a FREE CLASS on Kidney Disease
Home Peritoneal DialysisHome Peritoneal Dialysis
Even after your training, you may have questions or concerns at times. That’s why there is 24/7 on-call nursing coverage. Together with a technical support team, an on-call, home-dialysis nurse will work with you to solve anything—from how you are feeling to how your cycler is performing. He or she will give you the local number you should call for assistance.
Regular monthly check-ins
Every month, you’ll check in with your local dialysis center where you go for doctor visits, lab tests and meetings with your healthcare team. Keeping you healthy—and being available to make sure you’re tracking to your treatment plan—is the goal.
Speak up if you’re not feeling well
While there’s plenty of support and monitoring, you should still always tell your nephrologist or another member of your home peritoneal dialysis (PD) team if you don’t feel well. Let them know about any problems you have during your PD training at the facility or at home.
Tell your nurse right away if you:
Do not feel well
Experience issues with your equipment or supplies
Have a fever
Have a noticeable change in your vital signs or weight
Feel stomach pain
Are unable to perform your treatment
Have a hard time breathing
Have access site changes
Have doctors' visits scheduled