Peritoneal Dialysis is a form of home dialysis. There are currently over 130 patients on the peritoneal dialysis (PD) program at LHSC. You can fit the program to your lifestyle. The most common program is approximately 8 hours every 24hours, while you sleep. The set-up is done in your own home by you, an assistant who could be a family member or friend, or a home care nurse.
It is portable; therefore, ideal for those who like to travel. You and your family members or friends are trained at the clinic for a week. You have access to help via telephone 24h/day. We work closely with you. The PD unit also, in partnership with Baxter, provides Telehomecare support that monitors your condition and enables early intervention for problems, a first in North America.
"Normalizing life on PD"
See more of Lianne's experiences on Peritoneal Dialysis:
- "The PD Nurse came out to my home to give me further support"
- "The beginning of PD"
"I practiced until I felt comfortable enough to start at home"
"My switch from In-Centre Hemodialysis to Peritoneal Dialysis"
See more of Debra's experiences on Peritoneal Dialysis:
"A comfortable way to secure my PD catheter"
See more of George's experiences on Peritoneal Dialysis:
- "You have something to follow every step of the way"
- "Setting up the cycler for PD"
- "There are very few downsides to PD"
- "I was afraid that PD would make a big change in my life"
- "Travelling on PD"
"We first chose to do Peritoneal Dialysis"
Dr. Blake and Peritoneal Dialysis
For more information see
- Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) Manual from the Ontario Renal Network