How Peritoneal Dialysis Works

How Peritoneal Dialysis Works

Identification: nnj_so04A2
Issue: September-October 2004
Volume: Vol. 31, No. 5


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Goal: To explain the basic concepts of peritoneal dialysis.


  1. Identify and describe the components needed to perform peritoneal dialysis.
  2. Discuss ultrafiltration and clearance in peritoneal dialysis.
  3. Summarize the physiologic processes, which occur during the three phases of a peritoneal dialysis exchange.



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