Automated Peritoneal Dialysis with Remote Patient Management - Evidence

New Automated Peritoneal Dialysis (APD) cyclers with two-way Remote Patient Management (RPM) technology allows doctors and nurses to remotely and proactively manage dialysis patients, potentially improving patient outcomes and reducing hospitalizations.


APD with RPM facilitates greater awareness of treatment adherence, which may allow for early intervention.


In a multicenter retrospective cohort study, patients using APD with RPM had a statistically significant lower rate of hospitalization compared to APD without RPM.


Clinicians switching from APD to APD with RPM spent a greater proportion of time on patient care.


APD with two-way RPM technology allows nurses to individualize therapy and adjust PD programs, remotely.

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Remote Patient Management (RPM)

In relation to APD, RPM allows the healthcare team to:

  • View dialysis details remotely and in a timely manner
  • Proactively manage clinical issues
  • Amend treatment program as required

– all to potentially improve patient outcomes

This is possible due to the new APD cyclers with two-way RPM capabilities being equipped with  modems and connected to the hospitals and clinics through secure data connections.

Reductions in hospitalizations diagram

Reduction in Hospitalizations

Implementation of APD cyclers with an RPM technology may improve clinical outcomes.

In a multicenter retrospective cohort study, patients using APD with RPM demonstrated a statistically significant lower rate of hospitalization and duration of hospital stay, compared to patients using APD without RPM.1

Proactive patient management benefits diagram

Proactive Patient Management

APD combined with RPM potentially improves adherence to treatment, and provides the potential for early intervention if therapy complications are encountered.2

An evaluative study showed that when PD nurses implemented RPM, their time spent on proactive patient care activities increased from 2% without RPM to 34.2% with RPM, while the time spent on reactive activities decreased.2


Find out how implementing modern PD and RPM has impacted the way Michelle supports and manages her patients.

Michelle Blaauw is a PD nurse who has been working with dialysis for 20 years, here she shares her thoughts about modern PD and RPM.

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Remote Patient Management in Peritoneal Dialysis (PD)

Costs of Unscheduled Visits and Complications

Assessing Clinical and Economic Value

Patient Adherence

Patient Adherence Identification using cycler remote management technology

Resource Utilization

Evaluating the benefits of implementation on service resource

Reduction of Drop Out / Reduction of Hospitalizations

Trends in Outcomes for an Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Program with and without Remote Management in Colombia

Patient Management & Efficiency

Impact of remote patient management in hospitals conducting APD: shifting the nursing care paradigm

Patient Management & Efficiency Reduced Costs and Resources

Longitudinal Experience with Remote Monitoring for Automated Peritoneal Dialysis Patients

Patient Management & Efficiency

Identification using cycler remote management technology