Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to:


  • Explain the medical and economic benefits of promoting appropriate use of peritoneal dialysis as renal replacement therapy

  • Describe the basic concepts of how peritoneal dialysis works

  • Perform preoperative assessment to determine the most suitable peritoneal catheter type, insertion site, and skin exit site based upon the specific needs of the patient

  • Apply best practices in patient and procedure preparation for peritoneal dialysis catheter implantation

  • Perform advanced laparoscopic catheter insertion using the technique most appropriate to the patient circumstances and provider's specialty to minimize risk of catheter tip migration and omental entrapment

  • Explain the indications for use of an extended catheter with extended 2-​piece peritoneal catheters to provide upper abdominal or presternal skin exit sites

  • Demonstrate correct tunneling of the catheter to the exit site with application of appropriate dressings or embed the external limb of the catheter

  • Initiate appropriate rescue and salvage procedures for mechanical and infectious peritoneal catheter complications

  • Demonstrate how to work collaboratively as a multidisciplinary team comprised of surgeons, radiologists and nephrologists to develop common pathways and techniques to provide timely peritoneal access and to resolve peritoneal dialysis complications.


Course Competencies


-​ Patient Care and Procedural Skills

-​ Systems-​Based Practice

-​ Medical Knowledge

-​ Interpersonal and Communication Skills

-​ Professionalism
Completion Requirements

To achieve course completion, learners are required to:


  • Attend all sessions

  • Participate in all skill sessions

  • Complete the confidence pre-​ and post-​tests

  • Complete the course evaluation


  This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint providership of USF Health and ISPD -​ International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum of 7.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


USF Health adhere to ACCME Standards regarding commercial support of continuing medical education. It is the policy of USF Health that the faculty and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of this educational activity, that relevant conflict(s) of interest are resolved. Detailed disclosure will be made in the course syllabus.

Disclaimer Statement

The information provided at this CME/CE activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical/clinical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient's medical condition.

USF is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action / Equal Access Institution.

Further Information

If you have activity related questions please contact Jen Wolff at jwolff@npmeet.com or call 866.512.8801.


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