Special Interest Groups (SIGs)

 

The RSA presently has five (5) Special Interest Groups:

  1. Nephrology Educators’ Network (NEN)
  2. Supportive Care
  3. Nephrology Nurse Practitioners
  4. Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - Early Detection & Screening
  5. NZ Nurse Advisory Group (NAG)

 

The NEN Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to:

  • Lead the development and implementation of strategic objectives pertaining to education;
  • Support nephrology educators to provide appropriate education to their colleagues through the provision of online resources and other educational initiatives; and
  • Monitor the professional environment and explore other relevant educational prospects

 

Find out more about the NEN by visiting their dedicated RSA web page.

 

The Supportive Care Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to:

  • Share information with its members;
  • Support new clinicians within this specialty;
  • Provide education to all members of the RSA; and
  • Review data that is being collected and instruments used and also to aim for publication of combined results

Find out more about the Supportive Care Special Interest Group (SIG) by visiting their dedicated RSA web page.

 

The Nephrology Nurse Practitioners Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to:

  • Share information with its members;
  • Support new clinicians within this specialty;
  • Provide education to all members of the RSA; and
  • Review data that is being collected and instruments used and also to aim for publication of combined results

Find out more about the Nephrology Nurse Practitioners Special Interest Group (SIG) by visiting their dedicated RSA web page.

 

The Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - Early Detection & Screening Special Interest Group (SIG) aims to:

  • Raising awareness of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD);
  • Screening for and early detection of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD);
  • Primary health care management to slow progression of disease; and
  • Ensuring appropriate and timely referral to specialist services when required

Find out more about the Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) - Early Detection & Screening Special Interest Group (SIG) by visiting their dedicated RSA web page.

 

The NZ Nurse Advisory Group (NAG) (SIG) aims to:

  • Raise the profile of RSA New Zealand;
  • Raise the profile of renal nurses in New Zealand via:
    • Collaboration with other health professional groups (RSA Board, NRAB – Ministry of Health New Zealand and the NZASRDP – New Zealand and Australian Society of Renal Dialysis Practice), involved in the professional and practice development of those providing renal patient care; and
    • The application to practice and professional development; promote the use of the Nephrology Nursing Knowledge and Skills Framework and
  • Promote a cohesive and progressive international focus for the Society through cognisance of developments from the NRAB and other national and international Renal / Nephrology groups:
    • Support research and clinical practice initiatives of services or organisations involved in the prevention and treatment of renal disease.

Find out more about the NZ Nurse Advisory Group (NAG) Special Interest Group (SIG) by visiting their dedicated RSA web page.

 

Have you identified an opportunity for the RSA to form a new Special Interest Group (SIG)?  Contact us to discuss.