The European Dialysis and Transplant Nurses Association/European Renal Care Association (EDTNA/ERCA) was established in 1971 to address the special educational needs of nurses and other healthcare professionals caring for patients who suffer from Chronic Kidney Disease. This includes all aspects of renal treatment prevention and early detection of Chronic Kidney Disease, management of dialysis therapy, transplantation and supportive care. Since then, the Association has grown to become one of the most important forums in the world for exchanging of information and experience for all members of the renal care team who treat and care for patients suffering from renal disease.
EDTNA/ERCA has expert clinician-based volunteers from a variety of healthcare fields. The volunteers are working collaboratively through project groups supported by Consultants in the following areas: Anaemia, Haemodialysis, Nutrition, Psychosocial care, Peritoneal Dialysis, CKD, Education and Transplantation.