QxMD is pleased to announce content upgrades for clinical decision support app ‘Calculate by QxMD’
Newly Released Nephrology Content: Management of Peritoneal Dialysis
As the US government struggles to fund health care at current levels, more attention is being paid to the cost of dialysis services. Home peritoneal dialysis (PD) is recognized as an alternative to hemodialysis that provides excellent patient outcomes, promotes patient independence and does so at remarkably lower costs than hemodialysis. It has recently been estimated that US dialysis expenditures could be cut by >$1 Billion over 5 years simply by increasing the percentage of dialysis patients receiving PD from 8% to 15%1.
As the trend to support home peritoneal dialysis continues, physicians and other health care providers will need point-of-care educational resources to support their practice.
The updated version of ‘Calculate by QxMD’ provides a robust section to support peritoneal dialysis practice. Content includes:
- Access Care and Complications Manual including detailed content on management of PD catheters and infectious peritonitis
- PD Prescription Guide with calculator to assist in determining the PD prescription and extensive manual to learn principles behind PD dose, adequacy and modelling
- Rapid Access to Clinical Practice Guidelines including CSN PD Adequacy Guidelines and Recommendations 2011, ISPD PD-Related Infections Recommendations 2010 and ISPD Guidelines for Peritoneal Access
- Quick Assessessment of PD Candidacy using the MATCH-D tool
Content kindly provided by Medical Education Institute Inc (MATCH-D tool), Canadian Society of Nephrology (CSN PD Adequacy Guidelines and Recommendations 2011) and Baxter (Access Care and Complications Manual, PD Prescription Guide).