TEACH-PD Pilot Trial


Targeted Education ApproaCH to improve Peritoneal Dialysis outcomes

Principal Investigators: A/Prof Josephine Chow and Prof Neil Boudville

PD nurse trainers will be placed into an open, cluster-randomised controlled trial of a standardised education program. The study seeks to measure changes in a composite of all PD-related infections (including exit-site infections, technique failure, tunnel infection or peritonitis). There are two stages to the trial: a pilot study involving two sites and a full trial with site number to be determined. Baxter Healthcare Corporation have given $56,464 towards the study and Kidney Health Australia via the AKTN have contributed $10,000. Applications to the BEAT-CKD Program grant, NSW TRGS and ISPD have also been made.