Development of a peritoneal dialysis program

Blood Purif. 2011;31(1-3):121-4. doi: 10.1159/000321847. Epub 2011 Jan 10.


The development of a successful peritoneal dialysis program requires that the organization and structure of the program be carefully planned. Key ingredients include developing a robust chronic kidney disease education program, adequate training for physicians and nurses, full complement of supporting staff (including nurses, dietician, and social worker), appropriate continuous quality improvement programs, and a reasonable program size.

MeSH terms

  • Developing Countries
  • Humans
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / nursing
  • Patient Education as Topic
  • Peritoneal Dialysis / trends*
  • Urology / education*
  • Urology / organization & administration