What is CAPD?
Peritoneal dialysis uses the lining of your abdomen (also known as the peritoneum) as a natural filter to remove toxins from your blood.1
There are 2 types of PD: continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD) and automated PD (APD).
CAPD is a form of PD therapy that is performed without a machine, using a manual process called an exchange. This process is usually performed 3–4 times per day, leaving solution in your abdomen overnight. Each exchange takes approximately 30 minutes. In between exchanges you are disconnected from the tubing and can continue with your usual activities until the next exchange.
CAPD can be carried out in any clean place. So, whether you’re at home, work, or even travelling, you can continue with your CAPD at your convenience.