Managing PD Catheter Complications 2-Part Series - Part 1

: Managing PD Catheter Complications 2-Part Series - Part 1

Date: Wednesday, July 15, 2020
Times: 12 pm PST, 1 pm MST,  2 pm CST,  3 pm CST
The success of a peritoneal dialysis program depends upon patients maintaining a functional PD access. Mechanical complications are some of the most common reasons for technique failure and patient transfer to hemodialysis. Familiarity with the causes for mechanical complications and proper corrective interventions can help maintain technique survival with PD. This presentation is the first in a 2-part series on Managing PD Catheter Complications. The presentation includes an interactive digital algorithm for clinical decision-making with respect to mechanical complications, videos and case study reviews.
Upon completion of these sessions, you will be able to:
  • List the causes for lower than expected dialysate drain volumes
  • Systematically assess catheter flow dysfunction to determine most likely cause
  • Describe diagnostic tools and interventions used to identify and treat catheter flow dysfunction
  • Discuss the evaluation and management of peritoneal boundary defects including pericatheter leaks, hernias and pleuroperitoneal fistulae with hydrothorax
  • Detail the management of damage to the external catheter tubing

John H. Crabtree, MD
Chair, PD University for Surgeons
International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis-North America
Visiting Clinical Faculty, Division of Nephrology and Hypertension
Harbor-University of California Los Angeles Medical Center, Torrance, CA

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