I was curious if someone can clarify this for me. Peritoneal dialysis has a dwell time of 4-6 hours, correct? My notes from class say 20-30 minutes, but I keep seeing everywhere that it is 4-6 hours. What is a safe amount of time to allow the dialysate to sit in the peritoneum before equilibration takes place? Thanks for your help
Dec 17, '06
Interesting. My professors notes are incorrect. Not only is her dwell time wrong, but she also said one run through includes the "dwell time". However, according to these websites it includes only the fill and run out as one run. I'm gathering from this that it is 4-6 hours with about 6 runs throughout day & night.
Last edit by CityKat on Dec 17, '06
: Reason: my mistake