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112 - Urgent Start Peritoneal Dialysis (PD): What Nurses Need to Know

‐ May 2, 2021 11:45am

Credits: None available.

Urgent start PD is being used increasingly for individuals in need of acute dialysis. This session provides an overview of urgent start PD, including when it should be introduced, for which patients, nursing implications, patient care requirements, and the pathophysiologic changes associated with this treatment modality. The takeaway is an understanding of the differences among urgent start, early start, and traditional start PD.

Continuing Education Instructions and Disclosure Information:

Contact hours available until 5/5/2023.

Requirements for Successful Completion:

Complete the learning activity in its entirety and complete the online nursing continuing professional development evaluation. You will be able to print your NCPD certificate at any time after you complete the evaluation.

Faculty, Planners, and Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:

Planning Committee Disclosures:

There are no Planning Committee disclosures to declare.

Speakers Conflict of Interest Disclosure:
Lucy B. Todd, MSN, ACNP-BC, CNN – Employed by Baxter Healthcare

There are no other speaker disclosures to declare.

Commercial Support and Sponsorship:
No commercial support or sponsorship declared.

Accreditation Statement:
The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) is accredited with distinction as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

ANNA is an approved provider of continuing nursing education by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider Number CEP 17499.

ANNA urges participants to be aware of the CE requirements for re-licensure in the states in which they hold a license.

Learning Outcome:
Upon completion of this activity, the learner will be able to describe the differences between urgent PD, urgent start, and traditional PD, along with indications and nursing implications for each treatment.


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Donald Sunnerberg
12/21/21 11:52 am

I have heard of urgent start PD and would love to see it utilized more often. I am an in-center HD RN. This session was very informative regarding the benefits of Urgent Start PD. I am well aware of the complication with patients starting dialysis with a CVC. The main advantage of PD is preserving residual renal function. The presentation also points out the importance of gentle dialysis to help preserve renal function even in HD. I often see patients with a kt/v greater than 2.0 but the nephrologist does not want to lower the patient's prescription in any way. These patients do not always feel better. They often feel worse. I found the speaker to be very knowledgeable and confident in all topics she covered. She answered questions honestly and did not answer beyond her knowledge. I look forward to further presentations from this speaker.

Jamie Bellucci
1/3/22 11:53 am

This is very informative. I have been hesitant to discuss this topic with the MD because I thought it was too complicated . After listening to your presentation, I feel it is certainly a valuable option and something we should pursue at our clinic.

Liang Zhao
11/7/22 7:26 pm

Great presentation!