Education & Training - this is the Core of the Association. Development of Educational materials, organize educational events like the annual International Conference and several Seminars along Europe. The aim of the Association is to provide tools and knowledge to Healthcare professionals as well as our Patients.
ABOUT PERITONEAL DIALYSIS
Peritoneal Dialysis has been a renal replacement therapy since the 1980s, when PD first became a practical and widespread treatment for kidney failure. Since then, much has been learned about how to make PD more effective and minimize side effects. It is a well-established technique of renal replacement therapy in patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The advantages of PD include preservation of residual renal function, better patient survival in the first few years, better quality of life and cost-effectiveness over haemodialysis. Thus, PD is well suited to act as a first-line renal replacement therapy in an integrated approach to end-stage renal failure care. Additionally, PD is the perfect option for those patients who prefer to do dialysis treatments in the comfort and privacy of their own home, such as for example elderly.
Team effort is the key to successfully training, educating and supporting patients who choose this home dialysis therapy option. The dialysis center’s clinical manager, social worker, dietitian and PD nurse must work together to get the best outcomes and ensure the patient feels at ease and confident in managing their dialysis at home.