Chronic Ambulatory Peritoneal Dialysis (CAPD) Program
The Peritoneal Dialysis Unit provides training and long-term management for the patient who selects peritoneal dialysis as home therapy.
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.