PD Prescription Quick Reference Guide
Prescription CalculatorsPD PrescriptionBody Surface AreaVolume Distribution of UreaMembrane Transport TypeResidual Kidney Function
Guide, Mobile Version
Guide, PDF Version
This quick reference guide will help serve as a reference tool for clinicians setting a patient’s Peritoneal Dialysis (PD) prescription.
Sample dialysis prescriptions are based on Volume of Urea Distribution (Vurea), Residual Kidney Function (RKF) and Peritoneal Membrane Type. The sample prescriptions are intended as an aid in achieving recommended clearance goals; however, other prescription options may also exist.
If a patient develops any of the following: uremic symptoms, decline in nutritional status and/or decreased measured clearances, then a more precise prescription based on patient-specific parameters and using prescription management software is recommended.
This prescription management tool is for informational purposes only and should not be considered medical advice. It contains sample PD prescriptions for average patients of various cohorts with specified ranges of Vurea peritoneal transport type and residual kidney function. These prescriptions are for initial and subsequent therapy, are provided for informational purposes only and should not be substituted for individual clinical judgement. This guide is not intended to be the practice of medicine, nor does it replace medical clinical judgment. By its nature, this guide cannot be considered to be exhaustive, and users are encouraged to pursue specific issues that may not be covered herein.