Working with your Care Team
On peritoneal dialysis, YOU are the most important member of your care team. You are giving yourself these treatments and you know how you’re feeling. The members of your care team are there to help you watch your health and make changes to your dialysis prescription, diet, and medications when needed.
Here is a list of things to tell your nurse so she or he, along with your care team, can help keep you as healthy as possible. Tell your nurse:
- About any medications you are taking, whether they are prescribed by your doctor or bought over the counter.
- If you do not feel comfortable doing your PD for any reason.
- If you are not feeling well, or you feel “different” than you normally do. If you find any signs of infection at your catheter exit site, or in your abdomen.