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Session 2: Perioperative Planning and Preparation

10 minutes

Explore considerations for percutaneous peritoneal dialysis (PD) catheter insertion planning and preparation — including patient landmarking, incision location, and tunnel track position.

A recorded webinar with David Wernsing, M.D.

PD Session 2 Highlights

Proper peritoneal dialysis catheter planning

  • Establish steps and considerations for successful PD catheter patient selection, configuration, and placement.

Growing interest for percutaneous peritoneal dialysis catheter insertion

  • Examine who typically places PD catheters, screening differences, and the increased interest for interventional radiology.

Specifications for peritoneal dialysis patient landmarking, incision, and tunnel track planning

  • Review multiple factors for PD catheter placement, including specifics for exit site and surgical incision locations.

Session length: 10 minutes

Note: This session is a portion of a discussion on considerations for PD non-infectious complications. Click here to see the full video webinar from Dr. Wernsing (1 hour).

David Wernsing, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Why peritoneal dialysis?

“I think [PD] it’s an underappreciated modality and I think broader training for residents is going to make a big difference.“

Director, Bariatric Surgery, Pennsylvania Hospital Clinical
Associate Professor of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania

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