PPE Conservation Guidance
On Thursday, March 19, 2020 New York State has over 4,000 Active COVID-19 (+) positive patients. The COVID-19 virus has impacted the dialysis community and 18 ESRD patients have now tested positive for COVID-19, 28 ESRD Patients are under investigation (PUI) and multiple staff members are in voluntary 14 -day isolation and 9 staff members are awaiting test outcomes.
- CDC: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE including sections on eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, and N95 respirators link
- NYCDOHMH Strategies for the Conservation of Respiratory PPE link
- FDA : Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies - Letter to Healthcare Providers link
These shortages are being addressed daily on a National level, and we will share any future updates.
It is very important that your facility report any COVID-19 Impact on your facility (Including staff shortages, need to alter treatments, any Persons Under Investigation (PUI) or Confirmed COVID-19 Positive, as we report to CMS daily.
If you have any patients or staff that are being tested (PUI) or that are unable to access the dialysis facility due to voluntary 14 day isolation, or confirmed COVID-19. Please submit this brief online reporting form: