EDTNA/ERCA European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association Dresden 2015
Patient-centred Renal Care – A Multidisciplinary Approach to Holistic Health
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43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, Riga
  • The Conference photos can be downloaded from the Conference Website here.
  • Congratulations to the EDTNA/ERCA 2014 Riga Conference Abstract winners:

    Best Abstract (out of 188 submitted Abstracts):

    • 1st Prize: P 035 -Spiritual well-being of dialysed people with end stage renal disease, F. Loureiro1, A. Gomes1, M. Machado1, F. Vieira1, J. Fazendeiro Matos2 1 NephroCare Dialysis Centre Braga, Fresenius Medical Care, Braga, Portugal; 2 NephroCare Nursing Care Management, Fresenius Medical Care, Porto, Portugal
    • 2nd Prize: P 028 - Assessing the impact of educational intervention in hypertensive patients, Tai Mooi Ho Wong1, iD. Estrada2, J.P. Agudo3, P. Arias4, R. Capillas5, E. Gibert6, M.M. Isnard7, M.J. Solé8, A. Salvadó9
    • 3rd Prize: 014 - Research and patient centred care - the SoLID trial experience, T. Ostapowicz1 1 – Renal Medicine, Wellington Hospital, Wellington, New Zealand
  • Congratulations to the EDTNA/ERCA 2014 Riga Conference Poster winners:

    Best Posters (out of 135 submitted Posters):

    • 1st Prize: P 082 - Experiences of recipients and living donors during the first three days after kidney transplantation, K. Bertelsen, K. Rasmussen, M.S. Ludvigsen, J. Finderup Department of Renal Medicine, Aarhus University Hospital, Aarhus, Denmark
A Guide to Implementing Renal Best Practice in Haemodialysis

Project Coordinators: Jitka Pancirova & Anki Davidson

The EDTNA/ERCA launched with the scientific grant support from from Baxter Gambro Renal - A Guide to Implementing Renal Best Practice in Haemodialysis at the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Riga.

Project objectives:

  • Renal patients are older and suffer from various co-morbidities
  • There is higher demand for individualised treatments
  • Patient numbers continue to increase
  • Outcomes are not improving, considering application of modern technology, treatment regimes and medicine

Vascular Access Cannulation and Care - A Nursing Best Practice Guide for Arteriovenous Fistula

Project Coordinators: Maria Teresa Parisotto & Jitka Pancirova

Joint EDTNA/ERCA & Fresenius Medical Care Project to achieve enhanced multidisciplinary renal team practice in dialysis and develop a Vascular Access Best Practice Guide successfully finished. Publication was launched at the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Riga.

Project objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the importance for vascular access management as the “patient’s lifeline”
  • Define vascular access cannulation practices based on clinical evidence to minimize complications
  • Develop a best practice guide for vascular access cannulation and care

e-Health Handbook in Nephrology

Handbook Editors: Aase Riemann & Maria Cruz Casal

The EDTNA/ERCA and Sanofi are proud to announce the collaboration and the launch of the e-Health Handbook in Nephrology at the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Riga.

Project objectives:

  • Raise awareness of the importance of e-Health implementation as a tool for kidney care
  • Learn about new technologies to achieve the highest quality of care for patients
  • Utilize e-Health to achieve an efficient use of funds to treat patients with Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Implement e-Health as a way to increase the patient’s quality of life

Multilingual Patient Education Documents

Project Coordinators: Simone Klein & Tai Mooi Ho Wong

The EDTNA/ERCA and B. Braun Avitum are proud to announce the joint project and the launch of the Multilingual Patient Education Documents at the 43rd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Riga.

A total of 10 documents on CKD Stages 1-3 were launched in English, Spanish and Russian languages

  • About Your Kidneys
  • High Blood Pressure (BP)
  • Home BP Monitoring
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Healthy Lifestyle
  • Physical Exercise
  • Stop Smoking
  • Low-salt Diet
  • Common Medicines
  • Reactions Following Diagnosis

Phosphorus Mission Educational Tool - Partnership between EDTNA/ERCA and Sanofi

  • Phosphorus Mission Educational Tool is a software package developed by Sanofi for use by dialysis nurses to educate their patients on how to maintain healthy phosphorus levels.
  • The patients themselves will also have the option of downloading Phosphorus Mission Educational Tool onto their computers or their mobile telephones outside of a clinic setting.
  • EDTNA/ERCA validated and accredited this educational tool.

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