- Your child is disconnected from the cycler at the end of the automated peritoneal dialysis treatment.
- We suggest a procedure that you can use as a guide; discuss with your healthcare team the specific equipment used for your child.
- This care must be given with strict adherence to the aseptic measures taught by your care team, including basic procedures to be performed before starting.
- Use each bag and all dialysis equipment only once; discard any unused dialysate remaining in the bags.
- Make sure your child is comfortable during the care by using the different positioning techniques and distraction techniques that are offered.
At the end of the automated peritoneal dialysis treatment.
- Small table, desk top or sideboard with a washable surface: for depositing materials
- Hand soap
- Clean paper or towel
- Alcohol or disinfectant wipe (eg, Sani-Cloth® Plus): for surfaces
- 4% chlorhexidine soap solution: for hands
- Alcohol-based antiseptic hand gel (eg, Stérigel®)
- MiniCap disconnect cap
- Disinfectant pads (2% chlorhexidine and 70% alcohol or 70% alcohol only, as directed by your healthcare team): for the patient line end of the pediatric cycler set
- 4″ by 4″ sterile compresses
- Protective pad (blue): to protect the connection if your child is in diapers or has a gastrostomy/jejunostomy
Refer to your healthcare team if the materials used or the sequence of steps taught is different from what is described in the method of care.
Depending on your child’s age and condition, always encourage your child’s autonomy in carrying out the method of care.