European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association
|Innovation of renal care through multi- professional leadership|
- EDTNA/ERCA News Spring, 2013: Croation, Dutch, English, French, German, Greek, Italian, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Serbian, Slovenian, Spanish and Turkish
- JORC Supplement on Home Therapies
- Journal of Renal Care 01.2013
- The Preliminary programme of Malmö Conference has been just published. Download your copy here.
- 2013 Malmö Conference Website is open! Please visit http://www.edtna-erca-conference2013.com/
- Photos from the 41st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference available here.
- Abstract book of the 41st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference
- EDTNA/ERCA Collaboration initiatives
42nd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, Malmö
- Conference registration is OPEN - For registration fees and other details please click here. Do not miss the opportunity to register for the early registration fee until June 15th, 2013!
- Online Accommodation booking is OPEN - for pre-reserved hotels, rates and locations please check the Conference website
- Conference Theme: Innovation of Renal Care through Multi-professional Leadership
- The Preliminary programme of Malmö Conference: Download your copy here.
41st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, Strasbourg
- Our 41st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference took place on 15-18 September 2012 in Strasbourg, France. The Conference theme was: Global Advances in Renal Care: Economic and Quality Impact of Disease Management. Visit this Conference Website, where you can also download the Conference photos.
- The presentations and the posters from the Strasbourg Conference are now available in the members only area. The Abstract book of the 41st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference for downloading here
- Congratulations to the EDTNA/ERCA 2012 Strasbourg Conference Abstract and Poster winners:
Best Abstract (out of 234 submitted Abstracts):
Mukadder Mollaoglu, M. Kayatas, Turkey - Effects on the caregiver burden of the home-based educational programme for dialysis patients .
Best Poster (out of 133 selected Posters):
Archie Bunani, JM Sedgewick, Ali Al Lehbi, Donavilla Boots Paguia, Cherry Alferez, Jaina Ma. John, Saudi Arabia - Eleven key areas of renal nurse responsibility - the foundations of quality patient dialysis outcomes.
- EDTNA/ERCA and Renal Society of Australasia collaboration – congratulation to all winners:
A collaborative initiative between the EDTNA/ERCA and RSA has been a raffle - the prize being conference registration fees at the next conference.
We hope that both winners will be able to attend the conference and enjoy this opportunity.
- At the Strasbourg Conference 2012, Illaria de Barbieri (Italy) won the conference registration to RSA Conference in Hobart, Australia, June 2012.
- As a Christmas initiative Renal Society of Australasia Members had the opportunity of winning the conference registration to 42nd EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, Malmo, Sweden, September 2013. The winner was Julie Myer from South Australia.
Go Green in Dialysis – joint EDTNA/ERCA and Fresenius Medical Care project successfully finished
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.
IQD – A Guide to Implementing Renal Best Practice in Haemodialysis
EDTNA/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
- 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.
New publications launched at the 2012 Strasbourg EDTNA/ERCA Conference:
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