About the course

The PD Foundations course provides the basic knowledge, skills, and support needed to confidently manage PD patients.

Key takeaways

Modules provide grounding in the basics of PD

  • Insight into the options for kidney replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease
  • Understanding the fundamentals of catheter placement and care
  • Confidence in treating patients with peritonitis and exit-site infections
  • Considerations when prescribing PD to a new patient
  • How to approach patient education for effective PD care at home

Eligibility criteria

Courses are assigned based on eligibility criteria - will require letter of support from institution:

  • Doctors or Nurses who are new to PD
  • Dialysis nurses with minimal experience in PD
  • Trainees in nephrology

Intake information

Total (online modules + workshops) learning time:
8-10 hours (estimated)

Registration: From May 2021*

Course rollout (based on language):

English : June 2021*
Only Bahasa Malaysia translation available for webinars (August 2021*)

Bahasa Indonesia and Vietnamese: Q4 2021*

*As of July 2021. Subject to change

Course modules

  • Modalities for renal replacement therapies
  • Anatomy and physiology of PD
  • Basic management of peritonitis
  • Catheter placement, management and exit site care
  • Patient training and preparing them for home

Curriculum Faculty

Curriculum faculty

The PD Foundations course was developed by 10 expert faculty members comprising doctors and nurses from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Other courses in the series

PD Empower Logo

Implement high quality PD, establish new services, and collaborate with regional colleagues 

PD Empower key takeaways:

  • Understand a team-based approach to a PD program
  • Tailoring PD modality and volume management in PD patients
  • Basic key performance indicators in a PD program
  • Efficient clinical and administrative management of PD Patients
PD Advocate logo

Develop a passion for driving excellence in PD; mentor and encourage peers and stakeholders in your area 

PD Advocate key takeaways:

  • Nephrologist-led PD catheter insertion program
  • Managing complex issues in PD
  • Prescribing PD in low- and middle-income countries
  • Telehealth in PD patients