EDTNA/ERCA Newsletter 

New EDTNA/ERCA January Newsletter is available here!

EDTNA/ERCA Webinar Video on Youtube

Assessment and identification of patients on haemodialysis with CKD -associated Pruritus: The crucial role of a dialysis nurse.

Video from the webinar is available here!

Abstract Submission is open

Submit your abstract and present your work during the 51st EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Vilnius! The Abstract Submission is now open!

EDTNA/ERCA Newsletter 

New EDTNA/ERCA December Newsletter is available here!

HOT NEWS! No specific categories of topics for the abstract submission

The EDTNA/ERCA Scientific Board is pleased to announce that this year we are broadening our invitation for abstract submissions. There will be no specific categories of topics for the abstract submission. So, authors don't have to select a topic as previously, instead we welcome submissions from any and all topics related to renal care. Submission is also now open to study protocols, reviews, improvement projects and published papers not older than 2 years.

EDTNA/ERCA Newsletter 

New EDTNA/ERCA November Newsletter is available here!

EDTNA/ERCA Newsletter 

New EDTNA/ERCA September Newsletter is available here!

New Publication

Violence and Aggression in Renal Care: A Guide for Nurses in English is now available for our members.

New e-library articles

We are happy to announce 3 new EDTNA/ERCA E-Library articles dedicated to raising awareness of various medical and nursing aspects on CKD -associated Pruritus. Now available here.

Green Excellence in Dialysis

GREEN EXCELLENCE IN DIALYSIS - Recommendations for Sustainable Kidney Care is available now here.

Journal of Renal Care

The impact factor of Journal of Renal Care, the official publication of EDTNA/ERCA, has increased to 1.585 in 2021.

Join EDTNA/ERCA and have free access to the Journal of Renal Care!

VND Incident Reporting App

VND incidents can be life-threatening, so check our new application - Venous Needle Dislodgement (VND) Incident Reporting Application

More information here
EDTNA/ERCA Statement of Solidarity with Ukraine
The appalling invasion of Ukraine is in its third month, causing immense suffering, loss of human life, hardship and families to separate as millions of Ukrainians are forced to flee their homeland.

At EDTNA/ERCA we are saddened by the devastating scenes and are concerned for all healthcare professionals who bravely continue to provide care amidst senseless destruction and unimaginable human suffering. We stand in solidarity with all nurses and other healthcare professionals in Ukraine, grateful for their commitment and professionalism. Our utmost concern is for their safety and security, being on the frontlines of this atrocious humanitarian crisis.
We also appreciate the hard work and dedication of all healthcare professionals (local and volunteers) who are caring for the Ukrainian refugees at the border of Ukraine with neighbouring countries.

EDTNA/ERCA joins the call for a rapid resolution of Ukraine and all other conflicts to restore a normal and peaceful life in the world.
Dr. Jeannette Finderup the 1st of October 2021 became an associate professor of nephrology and patient involvement at Department of Clinical Medicine at Aarhus University, Denmark.
Dr. Afra Masià Plana the 1st September 2021 started a Post-Doc position for 2 years at the Faculty of Nursing, Girona, Spain.
John Sedgewick, Fellowship Ad Eundem
We are proud to announce that our colleague Dr John Sedgewick, EDTNA/ERCA Education Consultant (Middle East & Africa)  and Accreditation Committee Chair,   has been awarded a Fellowship Ad Eundem from the Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Royal College of Surgeons, Ireland in recognition of his work in nursing and healthcare specifically in relation to his work in the field of renal nursing practice, education and research.

Our sincere congratulations to Dr John Sedgewick on his achievements!
We are proud to announce that our colleague and distinguished nurse – Dr Helen Noble, has been awarded with Renal Nurse of the Year 2020 by the British Journal of Nursing supported by the British Renal Society and the Association of Nephrology Nurses. We are pleased with this recognition and sincere congratulations!
Dr Helen Noble is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Nursing and Midwifery at Queen’s University Belfast, UK.
To promote a global interest in renal care by sharing knowledge and experience among our members
The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) is a multidisciplinary organization for those working in renal care. The mission of the Association is about ‘achieving the best level of education, standards and research for all renal care professionals caring and supporting their patients and families around the world’. To be able to live up to this mission, we are a group of multidisciplinary professionals from different parts of the world. Many tasks are split and shared amongst us, enabling us to be stronger and to achieve our goals.

We strive to ensure that the outcome of our education programmes and projects in collaboration with our members, delegates and partners will show that excellence in education is our pursuit.