Management of Peritonitis
Peritoneal dialysis (PD)-associated peritonitis is the most common type of PD-related infection and is a serious complication in PD. This resource gives an overview of key information highlighted in the 2022 ISPD Peritonitis Guideline Updates to help clinicians in optimizing management for their patients.
Content covered in this handout includes:
- Clinical Presentation and Diagnosis of Peritonitis
- Key Activities for Physicians
- Initial Steps to Manage Peritonitis
- Patient Education
- Indications for Peritoneal Catheter Removal
- Parameters for Measuring, Monitoring and Reporting Peritonitis
Management of Exit-site Infections
Catheter-related infections in patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis need to be managed timely and effectively. This resource aims to provide a summary of the information listed in the 2023 ISPD Catheter-Related Infection Recommendations Guidelines as a quick and easy reference for physicians.
Information mentioned in the resource include:
- Types and Definitions of Catheter-related infections
- Parameters for Monitoring and Reporting Catheter-related infections
- Precautions to take to prevent Catheter-related infections
- Treatment of Catheter-related infections + New Salvage Options for refractory infections
Management of Mechanical Catheter Complications
This Key Assessment: Mechanical Catheter Complications interactive guide was developed based on a review of current medical literature and the recommendations by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD). It aids clinicians in performing assessments to identify and manage catheter complications. By its nature, this guide is non-exhaustive and should not replace the independent clinical judgment of the healthcare provider.
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Insertion and Care Recommendations
For successful peritoneal dialysis (PD) as kidney replacement therapy, access to the peritoneal cavity must remain safe, functional, and durable. These recommendations aim to reduce the risk of post-operative catheter-related complications.
- The document is divided into 4 different sections: exit site placement, pre-operative recommendations, post operative exit-site care and long-term care of the exit site
- It is developed based on a review of current medical literature and the recommendations by the International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis (ISPD)
- By its nature, this guide is non-exhaustive and should not replace the independent clinical judgment of the healthcare provider