Does anyone in PD community swim? If so, how do you seal your catheter?
If you are on dialysis, remember to cover it with a protective dressing when you swim. Ask your nurse which holds up best in water. For people on peritoneal dialysis (PD), your healthcare team will show you how to properly clamp your PD catheter shut. The PD catheter should be immobilized to avoid trauma to or tension on the catheter while swimming. The dressing should be changed as soon as you're done with swimming. When going for a swim, do so in the ocean or a chlorinated pool. Avoid bodies of water that aren’t chlorinated, such as ponds, lakes and rivers which have a greater chance of hosting bacteria that can infect your access.
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