Peritoneal dialysis

Introduction to Peritoneal Dialysis

Peritoneal Dialysis(PD) is a type of dialysis treatment which can be perform at home by the patient following training from Home Dialysis nurses. A simple plastic tube called a tenchkoff catheter is placed into your abdomen, allowing dialysis fluid to be drained in and out of your peritoneal cavity. Peritoneal Dialysis is a daily treatment.

Advantages of Peritoneal Dialysis

Improved quality of life.

Greater flexibility to fit dialysis around your daily activities.

Possibility to reduce / review medications further as blood levels are stabilised

Less restrictions of your diet and fluid. 

Reduced hospital visits.

Able to continue working.

Able to have holidays.

Suitability for Peritoneal Dialysis

Patients on Home Dialysis need to be motivated and able to problem solve.

Have space to accommodate the supplies.


Training is individual to your needs and primarily done in your own home over 2 days. 

If you would like further information please contact the Home Dialysis nurses direct on 01227 864011. 

Patient Information

Peritoneal Dialysis Booklet  

Care of your Tenchkoff Catheter

Peritoneal Dialysis

Please watch this video for:

  • Introduction to PD Exchange
  • Things you need for PD Exchange
  • Prepare the line
  • Handwash technique 
  • Cleaning the surface
  • Putting your supply to the clean surface
  • Reminder during the Procedure
  • Connecting the SHIELD
  • Connecting the PDf to your PD line
  • Breaking the seal

  • PD Disconnection