About the course

The PD Foundations course provides the basic knowledge, skills, and support needed to confidently manage PD patients.

Key takeaways

Modules provide grounding in the basics of PD

  • Insight into the options for kidney replacement therapy for patients with end-stage kidney disease
  • Understanding the fundamentals of catheter placement and care
  • Confidence in treating patients with peritonitis and exit-site infections
  • Considerations when prescribing PD to a new patient
  • How to approach patient education for effective PD care at home

Eligibility criteria

Courses are assigned based on eligibility criteria - Curriculum Vitae (CV) is required.

  • Doctors or Nurses who are new to PD
  • Dialysis nurses with minimal experience in PD
  • Trainees in nephrology

Intake information

Total (online modules + workshops) learning time:
8-10 hours (estimated)

Course rollout (based on language):

English, Vietnamese & Bahasa Indonesia: Available Now
*Only Bahasa Malaysia translation available for webinars

Updated as of Aug 2022

Course modules

  • Modalities for renal replacement therapies
  • Anatomy and physiology of PD
  • Basic management of peritonitis
  • Catheter placement, management and exit site care
  • Patient training and preparing them for home

Dr. Elmer Kent

Testimonials from PD Foundations Graduates

The training gave us more confidence and allowed us to gain more techniques, strategies, and best practices in peritoneal dialysis. What stood out about PD Academy were the interactive sessions, where active participation of audience as well as case-based discussions stimulated our minds to learn more about peritoneal dialysis.

- Dr. Kent (Medical Specialist III, Pediatric Nephrology at Vicente Sotto Memorial Medical Centre, Philippines)

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Testimonials from PD Foundations Graduates

The content of PD Academy is in the form of a very interesting module, easy to comprehend, easy to learn and very practical, it matches my needs in managing CAPD patients. The guidance is easy to understand and clear, and we can repeat the content until we get a good understanding and the evaluation test was also interesting... After passing PD Academy Foundation and Empower, it gives me confidence that the CAPD care that I’m practicing is on track, and I can improve things that we lack in the CAPD care system.  

- Dr. Andri Mulya (RSUD Sumedang, Indonesia)

Curriculum Faculty

Curriculum faculty

The PD Foundations course was developed by 10 expert faculty members comprising doctors and nurses from Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, and Singapore.

Other courses in the series

PD Empower Logo

Implement high quality PD, establish new services, and collaborate with regional colleagues 

PD Empower key takeaways:

  • Understand a team-based approach to a PD program
  • Tailoring PD modality and volume management in PD patients
  • Basic key performance indicators in a PD program
  • Efficient clinical and administrative management of PD Patients
PD Advocate logo

Develop a passion for driving excellence in PD; mentor and encourage peers and stakeholders in your area 

PD Advocate key takeaways:

  • Nephrologist-led PD catheter insertion program
  • Managing complex issues in PD
  • Prescribing PD in low- and middle-income countries
  • Telehealth in PD patients