What does a PD nurse do?

The main duties of the home hemodialysis and PD nurses are to: assess the patients’ condition. teach patients how to do peritoneal dialysis or hemodialysis in the home setting. consider the patients’ learning needs and provide education about their treatment.

What is peritoneal dialysis nursing?

Peritoneal dialysis allows patients living with stage 5 chronic kidney disease to manage their disease at home. However, such patients may be admitted to hospital with various health problems and be cared for by ward nurses who have not specialised in renal care.

What are 5 typical duties of a registered nurse?

Specifically, here are some of the things nurses do on a typical day:

  • Conduct physical exams.
  • Take detailed health care histories.
  • Listen to patients and analyze their physical and emotional needs.
  • Provide counseling and health care education to patients.
  • Coordinate care with other health care providers and specialists.

Can you take a bath with a PD catheter?

The skin around the catheter should be kept dry until it is well healed — about 10 to 14 days. You should not take a shower or bath or go swimming during this time. These water sources are not sterile and can cause an exit site infection.

How do you care for a patient with peritoneal dialysis?

Rinse with sterile water or saline. After cleaning, gently pat the skin dry around the exit site with a clean cloth or towel. Use the cloth or towel only one time and do not use it on other parts of the body. Put antibiotic cream on the skin around the catheter with a cotton-tip swab every time the dressing is changed.

What should you monitor after peritoneal dialysis?

Your doctor or dialysis care team should measure your remaining kidney function. This is meas- ured by a blood test and 24-hour urine col- lection. It should be checked within the first month after starting dialysis and every four months thereafter if your urine output is stable.

Do Registered Nurses clean poop?

YES! Cleaning poop (stool) is definitely a part of a nurse’s job. It’s not the most glamorous part of the job, but it is a very important part of providing patient care. It’s basically the same as suctioning sputum, drawing blood, encountering vomit, and more.

Why do I love being a dialysis nurse?

“It becomes almost a family environment, and you [the nurse] play a big part in making sure the patient is okay. That is exciting and rewarding to me.” Dialysis nurses are constantly educating patients and families about the disease and how to manage at home, including medications and meals.