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KEEP IN YOUR CALENDAR FOREVER                 Second Thursday EVERY MARCHThere are 1,000,000 people on Dialysis worldwide

KEEP IN YOUR CALENDAR FOREVER Second Thursday EVERY MARCHThere are 1,000,000 people on Dialysis worldwide

Peritoneal Dialysis or PD, utilizes the lining of your belly, or the Peritoneum, to remove the waste from your body

Peritoneal Dialysis or PD, utilizes the lining of your belly, or the Peritoneum, to remove the waste from your body

For PD, a catheter and simple tubing circuit are all what you need to perform Peritoneal Dialysis YES, IT IS THAT SIMPLE

For PD, a catheter and simple tubing circuit are all what you need to perform Peritoneal Dialysis YES, IT IS THAT SIMPLE

The Semi permeable membrane, (yellow barrier), allows some and not other particles to pass, purple, white and green are passing from left to right and not large red and blue

The Semi permeable membrane, (yellow barrier), allows some and not other particles to pass, purple, white and green are passing from left to right and not large red and blue

The actual decision process is hard. The decision will become easy ONLY after the full understanding of each dialysis option

The actual decision process is hard. The decision will become easy ONLY after the full understanding of each dialysis option

A CKD clinic delivers superior care and adherence to access management initiatives. A constructed access before starting Dialysis is essential for long term survival.

A CKD clinic delivers superior care and adherence to access management initiatives. A constructed access before starting Dialysis is essential for long term survival.

It is a fill bag and a drain bag, with tubing to connect to the Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter. Peritoneal Dialysis is performed while you are relaxed.

It is a fill bag and a drain bag, with tubing to connect to the Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter. Peritoneal Dialysis is performed while you are relaxed.

Dialysis Patients may continue to deteriorate despite excellent medical care. Palliative care and Hospice can play a role in caring for Dialysis Patients as well.

Dialysis Patients may continue to deteriorate despite excellent medical care. Palliative care and Hospice can play a role in caring for Dialysis Patients as well.

Obtain an accurate scale and weigh yourself daily. The ideal weight is where you need to be. But Dialysis Patients can get dehydrated or overloaded

Obtain an accurate scale and weigh yourself daily. The ideal weight is where you need to be. But Dialysis Patients can get dehydrated or overloaded

In Center Hemodialysis, continues to be the most common choice for all forms of Dialysis for Patients in the United States of America

In Center Hemodialysis, continues to be the most common choice for all forms of Dialysis for Patients in the United States of America

The filling process of the Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis or CAPD. The fluid is allowed to freely flow and fill up the abdominal cavity.

The filling process of the Continuous Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis or CAPD. The fluid is allowed to freely flow and fill up the abdominal cavity.

After filling, the fluid stays in the peritoneal space for a period of time, DWELL TIME, during which exchange of wastes occurs. After that, the fluid is drained.

After filling, the fluid stays in the peritoneal space for a period of time, DWELL TIME, during which exchange of wastes occurs. After that, the fluid is drained.

The Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter may be hidden and

The Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter may be hidden and ''tucked'' under your clothes

The CYCLER is a Peritoneal Dialysis Device that does the exchanges for you at night while you are asleep. In the morning, you disconnect, get up and

The CYCLER is a Peritoneal Dialysis Device that does the exchanges for you at night while you are asleep. In the morning, you disconnect, get up and ''GO''

The tip of the PD Catheter has to be pointing down towards the floor of the pelvic cavity to drain properly and completely

The tip of the PD Catheter has to be pointing down towards the floor of the pelvic cavity to drain properly and completely

TV! Video games while performing Peritoneal Dialysis

TV! Video games while performing Peritoneal Dialysis

The Classic Cimino-Brescia Fistula, Autologus, Arterio-venous Fistula or AV Fistula, AVF-FISTULA FIRST

The Classic Cimino-Brescia Fistula, Autologus, Arterio-venous Fistula or AV Fistula, AVF-FISTULA FIRST

AV GRAFTS, GRAFTS or AVG are artificial or Synthetic tubes buried under the skin that connect an artery to a vein, in a straight or loop fashion.

AV GRAFTS, GRAFTS or AVG are artificial or Synthetic tubes buried under the skin that connect an artery to a vein, in a straight or loop fashion.

Cannulation of the access and the position of the needles, depends on the type of access, AVG or AVF

Cannulation of the access and the position of the needles, depends on the type of access, AVG or AVF

The Secret of Dialysis is in the DIALYZER or the Artificial Kidney, a bundle of hollow fibers of semi permeable membrane that allow blood to flow through

The Secret of Dialysis is in the DIALYZER or the Artificial Kidney, a bundle of hollow fibers of semi permeable membrane that allow blood to flow through

Each hollow fiber is a tube with blood flowing through. THE DIALYSATE is the clean fluid and it is on the outside of the fibers cleaning the blood.

Each hollow fiber is a tube with blood flowing through. THE DIALYSATE is the clean fluid and it is on the outside of the fibers cleaning the blood.

The Semi Permeable membrane is the key for cleaning or the DIALYSIS process. Wastes, like green, filter out, while essentials, like red, stay in the blood stream

The Semi Permeable membrane is the key for cleaning or the DIALYSIS process. Wastes, like green, filter out, while essentials, like red, stay in the blood stream

Large molecules stay inside the blood vessels.Toxins and other undesired elements are filtered out.

Large molecules stay inside the blood vessels.Toxins and other undesired elements are filtered out.

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