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44th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference, Dresden
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Care of Patients with Kidney Disease who have other Long Term Conditions – A Guide to Clinical Practice

Project Coordinator: Maria Cruz Casal

The EDTNA/ERCA launched, with the scientific grant support from Sanofi – Care of Patients with Kidney Disease who have other Long Term Conditions – A Guide to Clinical Practice at the 44th EDTNA/ERCA International Conference in Dresden.

Project objectives:

The prevalence of Multi-morbidity has risen substantially in recent decades, and, as a consequence of the obesity epidemic and an ageing population, will continue to rise in the future

  • The aim of the Handbook is to provide nurses and other health care professionals with the knowledge and skills required to care for patients with kidney disease and other complex chronic illnesses.


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

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