Sent to all dialysis facility leadership and disaster contacts in NY State with valid email addresses in CROWNWeb, and all Emergency partners and stakeholders in the Network Service Area.
Healthcare Workers
Coping with Infectious Disease Outbreaks in the Dialysis Setting

As COVID-19, continues to spread throughout the U.S., with daily reports of new confirmed cases, we are all experiencing a wide range of thoughts, feelings and reactions.

It is normal to experience emotional distress and conflicting feelings when called upon to provide life-sustaining care during a disease outbreak.

Please share these resources with your staff and patients:

  • COVID-19 Mental Health Coping Tips pdf
  • CDC Managing Anxiety and Stress link
Mandatory Reporting of
COVID-19 Impact on Dialysis Facilities
(Persons under investigation (PUI) and Confirmed Cases)

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) are requiring through the Kidney Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) that the ERSD Networks track and report daily any COVID-19 impact in dialysis facilities.

At this time, you DO NOT need to report if you have had NO IMPACT.

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:
https://redcap.ipro.org/surveys/?s=XAJLFDJPT8

New York State
Health Commerce System
(NYSHCS)
New York State dialysis providers should be receiving updates from the DOH via the  Health Commerce System . If your facility does not already have an active HC account (for NYPORTS) please see this website for instructions on creating an account: https://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/information_system/providers/hpn_account_instructions.htm