PD training: How much is enough to reduce peritonitis risk?
In a group of 2,243 patients from Brazil, two thirds with less than 4 years of education, training time mattered. After nearly a year of follow up, those whose training was less than 1 hour per session were more likely to have peritonitis. And, those who had at least 15 hours of training had significantly less peritonitis than those who had less. Having a care partner or training multiple people did not affect the risk. But, training before the catheter was placed or at least 10 days after did help.
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