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Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Care

Medically reviewed by Last updated on May 6, 2024.

What is peritoneal dialysis catheter care?

Peritoneal dialysis catheter care is instruction on how to help keep the catheter working properly and to prevent infection. You will need to care for the catheter site by cleaning it and changing your bandages correctly. Your healthcare provider will change your bandages for the first 2 weeks. When your exit site is healed, you may need to change your bandages every day. Your dialysis team will teach you how to care for the area where the catheter goes into your skin. The following information can help remind you of steps to take for catheter care. Let your team know if you have any questions or problems.

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