Before each dialysis session, your APD cycler is connected to 10-15 liters of clean dialysis solution. A tube from the cycler is then connected to a catheter in your abdomen. The APD cycler is programmed to control the movement of clean dialysis solution into your abdomen by the machine.
It drains the used dialysis solution from your body and replaces it with fresh solution at regular intervals throughout the therapy duration. You will have to set up the dialysis machine with fresh equipment and dialysis fluid for each APD session. Every patient is different and your APD cycler’s program will be customized to your specific needs.