Consultants
Consultants of EDTNA/ERCA are being developed by link-minded practitioners with the desire to become actively involved under their own volition to address renal treatment trends.

Consultants allow for these individuals to collaborate regarding issues in an open, efficient, and somewhat structured manner. Significantly, consultants develop as a result of genuine interest shared by community members to learn and work together to solve similar problems.
Areas of Expertise
  • Anaemia
  • CKD
  • Education
  • Haemodialysis
  • Nutrition
  • Peritoneal Dialysis
  • Social Workers
  • Transplant
Anaemia
anaemia
Contact person
Lesley Bennett, Anaemia Consultant


Objectives
To promote a greater understanding of anaemia amongst renal care professionals.
To promote the active management of renal anaemia by nurses.
To promote a sharing of standards of care within Europe to improve patient care.
To collaborate in research and education projects.
CKD
ckd
Contact person
Karen Jenkins, CKD Consultant


Objectives
Develop education materials as a support tool to assist with the training of staff members who are newcomers to Renal Units.
Promote the importance of strategies in the prevention and management of CKD.
Set up a network of professionals interested in the management of CKD associated with Diabetes and Cardiovascular disease.
Education
education
Contact person
John Sedgewick, Education Middle East and Africa Consultant

Objectives
Collaborate with experts within EDTNA/ERCA & consultant groups in developing educational projects.
Contribute to the development of educational strategy in collaboration with other experts within EDTNA/ERCA.
Develop educational processes & curriculum development and enhance standards of educational provision.
Develop flexible and contemporary approaches to education & training for members working in renal care to enhance quality of patient care & service delivery.
Collaborate with industry partners in developing & implementing individualised educational programmes.
Advise on European policy & legislation pertaining to educational developments within Europe.
Nutrition
nutrition
Contact person
Kalliopi-Anna Poulia, Nutrition Consultant

Objectives
To promote the importance of renal nutrition and dietetics in the management and therapeutic care of renal patients.
To promote dietitians and nutrition advisors as key members of the multi-professional organization.
To promote research in renal nutrition and dietetics.
To collaborate with Education board on developing nutrition competencies standards across nursing and dietetic practices to provide the framework for improvement in clinical care.
To develop patient – friendly educational tools and resources on nutrition for renal patients.
Peritoneal Dialysis
peritoneal dialysis
Contact person
Maria Arminda Tavares, Peritoneal Dialysis Consultant

Objectives
To exchange data about Peritoneal Dialysis.
To promote a greater understanding of Peritoneal Dialysis among renal care professionals.
To promote self-management in Peritoneal Dialysis patients as a home-dialysis treatment.
To formulate standards for Peritoneal Dialysis training.
To collaborate in research and education projects among others in activities about self-management and predialysis education.
Social Workers
workers
Contact person
Mike Kelly, Psychological Care Consultant

Objectives
Psychosocial assessment and ongoing evaluation.
Coping with CKD and the Renal Replacement Therapy implications.
Resource referrals: Welfare benefits and Governmental entitlements.
Patient education and adherence improvement.
Conflict resolution and mediation.
End of life issues and Bereavement.
Advocate renal patients special needs on policy level.
Quality Standards of renal social work.
Transplant
transplant
Objectives
Liaison with other Projects Groups in the association on mutual projects.
Involvement in the Annual Conference Programme- ideas for speakers, sessions and help with chairing.
Publications of EDTNA/ERCA media: input via journal, newsletter, and website.
Establish links with National societies, patient groups, and industry were ever it was possible as the EDTNA/ERCA strategy includes working towards "an international network of renal associations".
Haemodialysis 
haemodialysis
Contact person
Ruben Iglesias, Haemodialysis Consultant

Objectives
To exchange practices about Haemodialysis treatment.
To promote education on self-management to patients opting for Home Haemodialysis Treatment.
Provide knowledge and skills in ultrasonography for vascular access in dialysis by sharing education concepts of ultrasonography and how to apply it to vascular access.
To collaborate in research and education projects among others in activities related with Haemodialysis.
Provide guidelines for vascular access ultrasound done by nurses.