Michael, 80 years
The impaired patient
Visual impairments like retinopathy, glaucoma, macular degeneration are common in elderly renal patients( 9,10) and Michael’s physician suggested assisted therapy in a dialysis center.
With PeriSafe®, moderate visual impairment is no longer a handicap: the big buttons and levers allow for an easy operation of the device and secure placement of the transfer set. Michael could start his treatment at home and maintain his active life style.
Katharina, 63 years
The anxious patient
More than half (54%) of newly diagnosed patients prefer home-based PD as RRT. Only 60% start the treatment as planned. Changes in preference are often (40%) due to personal concerns1. Also, greatest technique success in PD is associated with intensive training and the patient’s confidence to be able to perform the PD therapy(11,12).
The ease of use of PeriSafe will strengthen Katharina’s confidence and provide her with the ease of mind to start her therapy as planned.
Manuela, 63 years
The slow learning patient
Due to progressing intoxication, dialysis patients often show reduced cognitive functions such as attention, orientation and executive function(13,14).
The PeriSafe device was developed with patient’s feedback from the start. The use of PeriSafe is easy to learn and clear instruction guide through the procedure. PeriSafe could provide Manuela with the ease of mind to start her therapy at home.
Ursula, 65 years
The peritonitis patient
Patient’s compliance with proper dialysis technique decreases over time. This change in behavior is associated with an increased risk of peritonitis (2,3).
PeriSafe provides a protected space to perform a secure transfer set connection and standardizes the exchange procedure. PeriSafe is easy to learn and will provide Ursula with the ease of use and ease of mind to continue her therapy at home.
Peter, 75 years
The assisted patient
PD is underutilized in elderly patients and assisted care by family and homecare nurses may overcome this problem. However, changes in dialysis technique are associated with increased risk of peritionitis(4,5,6).
PeriSafe standardizes the exchange procedure and provides a protected environment to perform a secure transfer set connection. Like this, several care givers can share the therapy burden and make assisted PD a feasible and timesaving technique. Peter could continue his therapy at home with an easy mind.
Petra, 85 years
The nursing home patient
Elderly dialysis patients have significant comorbidity and complications like problems with vascular access or poor tolerance of HD. Integration of assisted PD in nursing homes could therefore increase PD penetration in older patients and improve their quality of life(7,8).
PeriSafe standardizes the exchange procedure and could reduce the number of visits required per patient. Assisted PD in nursing homes becomes a feasible and time-saving technique to treat patients in their familiar setting.