Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (manual exchange) or CAPD
CAPD is a method that requires 4 to 5 exchanges of dialysate bags per day, in accordance with doctor’s instructions. Each bag exchange takes about 30 minutes.
In a first stage, you let the liquid full of toxic substances and excess water go through the catheter out of your abdominal cavity in an empty bag. Then, you fill again the abdominal cavity with dialysate coming from a preheated bag. This liquid will remain in your abdomen until the following bag exchange.