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Nurses' National Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) forum

A group photo of peritoneal dialysis nurses at the eventOxford's Jayne Woodhouse and Portsmouth's Toots Ansell, Peritoneal Dialysis Specialist Nurses, jointly organised a Nurses' National Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) forum on Thursday 23 November 2017.

The aim of the forum was to share good practice, be a resource for each other and ultimately ensure that patients get the most up-to-date and evidence-based practice throughout the UK.

Peritoneal dialysis is a type of dialysis that patients do at home. It involves putting a special solution into the abdominal cavity through a tube that is inserted permanently in their abdomen, leaving it to dwell for a specified time, draining the indwelling fluid out and replacing it with fresh fluid.

This is done manually four times a day (CAPD) or overnight by a machine (APD).

Peritoneal Dialysis nurses care for these patients from the day they are referred for dialysis and all the time they are on treatment.

We were delighted to welcome colleagues from Bristol, Cambridge, Dorchester, Manchester, Brighton, Reading, North Bristol - and, of course, Portsmouth and Oxford.

Jayne Woodhouse said of the day:

"It was a brilliant day and the feedback was absolutely fantastic. We hope to organise more in future, so please pass on the news if you have nursing friends or colleagues working in PD who might be interested in joining us."

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November 2017