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
Go Green in Dialysis – joint EDTNA/ERCA and Fresenius Medical Care project successfully finished

Environmental Guidelines for Dialysis The EDTNA/ERCA and Fresenius Medical Care launched the Environmental Guidelines for Dialysis at the 40th International EDTNA/ERCA Conference in Ljubljana. Fifteen experts from 10 different countries have created these Guidelines over the past year. They contain all the state of the art knowledge to reduce the environmental burden of dialysis. The implementation of energy saving strategies is crucial as high levels of water use, the creation of increasing quantities of hazardous waste and high energy consumption have serious ecological and economic impacts. We hope these Guidelines help renal professionals respond to the increasing challenge of how to perform environmentally friendly dialysis and provide them with the practical guidance needed to establish effective and successful strategies. Electronic version of the Environmental Guidelines for Dialysis is available in the member´s only section. If you are not member yet, please follow online membership subscription instructions.

A Guide to Implementing Renal Best Practice in Haemodialysis

Environmental Guidelines for DialysisEDTNA/ERCA & Gambro are proud to present a joint project aiming to define multidisciplinary clinical guidelines for dialysis. Together we will launch this project results during the EDTNA/ERCA Conference 2013.

Why do we need a clinical guide for haemodialysis?

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

Vascular Access and Cannulation Guidelines: new EDTNA/ERCA – Fresenius Medical Care Project

Project objectives:

  • Create awareness on the importance of Vascular Access Management
  • Define processes based on clinical evidence to reduce complications
  • Develop Vascular Access Cannulation & Care Guidelines
EDTNA/ERCA Collaboration initiatives:
  • ENRCA: European Network of Renal Care Associations

    2009 New Project: Violence and Aggression Prevention and Management Strategies in European Renal Units
    2010–2011 New Project: Survey on Attitudes of the European Renal Nurses towards older People
    2011–2012 New Project: Exploring the Challenges & Opportunities for Renal Care Across Europe

  • With EfCCNa: European federation of Critical Care Nursing association and HENNA: Helenic Nephrology Nurses Association

    2011–2012 New Project: Acute Kidney Injury – A Guide to Clinical Practice. More information will follow soon. 
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