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The Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) program is an outpatient service for home peritoneal dialysis patients. Our goal is to provide a collaborative environment in which patients and families can be trained, supported, and followed. This program has a multidisciplinary approach staffed by Mass General Nephrologists, renal nurses, a dietician, and a social worker who provide the support needed to the home peritoneal dialysis patient. Additional services provided include interventions for dialysis related issues and inpatient consultations.
The Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) program is a self-dialysis procedure that is done by the patient or a trained helper at home. Training is provided and tailored to the patient's readiness to learn. Consistent follow-up with the nephrologists, nurses, and dietician is necessary for patient well-being.
The links below provide more information about the conditions and diseases that might be treated within this program.
Renal failure refers to temporary or permanent damage to the kidneys that results in loss of normal kidney function.
Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Program
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