PD (Peritoneal Dialysis) University for Interventionalists provides a two-step approach to training Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologists to place catheters for peritoneal dialysis using image guided techniques. The first step is a series of comprehensive lectures covering all aspects of creating and maintaining PD access. The second step is Hands on Training Course with stations designed to provide the interventionalist with a comprehensive overview of placing PD catheters. The first step is required to advance to the Hands on Training portion.
For the Didactic portion, we currently have two offerings, the Virtual Course and the Webinar. The Virtual Course is provided on-demand and the Webinar offers an interactive Q&A session immediately following each pre-recorded lecture. The lecture topics are organized in a logical fashion, one subject building upon the previous, and therefore we suggest that they be viewed in the prescribed sequence.
Participation in the Hands on Training will be by invitation only and will follow completion of the didactic portion, or first step, of the course. Participants will have the opportunity in small groups to learn how to assess patients for the correct PD catheter, insertion and exit sites; use ultrasound and fluoroscopic image guided techniques available to Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologists to place PD catheters; execute proper techniques for primary externalization of catheters and embedding catheters for delayed exteriorization; and learn to make appropriate catheter tubing attachments and properly immobilize the catheter at the time of surgery.
Upon completion of each step, the learner may request CME credits.
This course is designed for Interventional Nephrologists and Interventional Radiologist without regard to PD catheter placement experience.
- Didactic Lectures On-Demand
- Complete to qualify to attend Hands-on Training
More Information Coming Soon
Hands on Training
- Hands-on learning sessions for image guided PD Catheter insertion
- Monday, February 6, 2023
8:00AM-12:30PM – Tampa, Florida
- Maximum capacity of 25 physicians per course
- Invitation to register will be extended upon completion of Virtual Course
Peritoneal Dialysis: A Review
Arsh Jain, MD
Peritoneal Dialysis Catheters and Preoperative Assessment and Preparation
Venkat Krishnamurthy, MD
Urgent Peritoneal Dialysis Program
Sean Armstrong, MD
Image-Guided Percutaneous Peritoneal Dialysis Catheter Placement
Peter Hathaway, MD
Managing PD Complications: An Interventionalist-Surgeon Collaborative Approach to Management of Infectious and Mechanical Complications
John Crabtree, MD
Preoperative Mapping and PD Catheter Selection
PD Catheter Placement using Ultrasound and Percutaneous techniques
Catheter Insertion using Fluoroscopy
PD Catheter Embedding, Externalization, Device Connections, and Dressings
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through a joint providership of USF Health and ISPD – International Society for Peritoneal Dialysis. USF Health is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
USF Health designates this live activity for a maximum 3.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
CME details for the Hands-on Training Course will be provided with registration.
Activity begins April 25, 2021 and ends February 15, 2023.