What Is Peritoneal Dialysis? - Definition, Procedure & Complications


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The sterile fluid used in peritoneal dialysis to draw out wastes from the blood is called what?

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1. Which type of peritoneal dialysis relies on gravity to get fluid in and out of the body?

2. Dialysate enters and leaves the body through what?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The quiz and worksheet will evaluate your understanding of peritoneal dialysis. In order to pass the quiz, you should study a complication of peritoneal dialysis and the term for the lining of the abdominal cavity.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use the assessment tools to understand the following:

  • Type of peritoneal dialysis that uses gravity
  • Complications of peritoneal dialysis
  • Device used in peritoneal dialysis
  • Name for the lining of the abdominal cavity
  • Sterile fluid used with peritoneal dialysis

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related human anatomy and physiology lesson
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to identify the type of peritoneal dialysis that uses gravity
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding the sterile fluid that is used with peritoneal dialysis

Additional Learning

To learn more about peritoneal dialysis, go over the lesson titled What is Peritoneal Dialysis? - Definition, Procedure & Complications. The following objectives are found in the lesson:

  • Identify the purpose of dialysis
  • Review different types of peritoneal dialysis
  • Learn the details of how peritoneal dialysis is carried out
  • Recall potential complications that can arise from peritoneal dialysis