Peritoneal Dialysis Monitoring: Count on Personal Support

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.
Check in with your dialysis nurse.

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:
  • feeling sick

    Do not feel well
  • equipment and supply issues

    Experience issues with your equipment or supplies
  • have a fever

    Have a fever
  • change in vital signs

    Have a noticeable change in your vital signs or weight
  • stomach pain

    Feel stomach pain
  • unable to perform dialysis

    Are unable to perform your treatment
  • breathing issues

    Have a hard time breathing
  • are hospitalized

    Are hospitalized
  • access site changes

    Have access site changes
  • have a scheduled doctor's visit

    Have doctors' visits scheduled


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