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.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Updates
NEW 4/12 Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities  – has been updated to clarify COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations that are specific to outpatient hemodialysis facilities. This information complements, but does not replace, the general IPC recommendations for COVID-19.  Link

  • 4/3 Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of N95 Respirators Link
  • 4/1 Healthcare Infection Prevention and Control FAQs for COVID-19 Link
  • 4/1 Stress and Coping Link
American Nephrology Nurses Association
Nephrology Nursing COVID-19 Surge Support

The American Nephrology Nurses Association (ANNA) has heard from kidney organizations and healthcare providers across the United States about the dire need for nephrology nurses, advanced practice nurses, and technicians to provide care to patients with kidney failure (including dialysis) in COVID-19 hot spots. ANNA has developed this tool that identifies areas in need of nephrology nurses, you can add your clinic details and needs on this page. Link
Upcoming Webinars

Tuesday, April 21, 2020, from 12:00-1:00 PM ET
ASN COVID-19 Associated AKI Recognition and Management

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 12:00-1:00 PM ET
ASPR-Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations: Critical Care

Every Wednesday 2:30 PM
Coalition for Supportive Care of Kidney Patients:  Open discussion for professional providers of supportive care for kidney patients with COVID-19.
Click  here  to join.

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 5:00PM-5:30PM ET
COVID-19 Quickinar Provider Update The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) and
the End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC)

Thursday, April 23, 2020 4:30-5:30 PM ET
Challenges in Transplant Program Operations in the COVID-19 Pandemic: Implications for Patients and Referring Providers

Friday, April 24, 2020 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ET
NYC DOHMH Update on COVID-19 for New York City Healthcare Providers
New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (NYC DOHMH)

  • 4/10 COVID-19 Social Distancing and Face Covering Link
  • 4/1 HAN #9 Conserve all Personal Protective Equipment NOW Link
New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH)

  • 4/15 Interim Guidance on Executive Order 202.16 Requiring Face Coverings for Public and Private Employees Interacting with the Public During the COVID-19 Outbreak Link
  • 4/10 Guidance for retail stores to implement dedicated shopping hours for seniors and people with vulnerable illnesses Link
  • 4/7 Health Advisory: COVID-19 Guidance for Dialysis Treatment Link
  • 4/2 Options When PPE in Short Supply Link
PPE Conservation Guidance

  • CDC: Strategies for Optimizing the Supply of PPE including sections on eye protection, isolation gowns, facemasks, and N95 respirators Link
  • NYC DOHMH: Strategies for the Conservation of Respiratory PPE Link
  • FDA: Surgical Mask and Gown Conservation Strategies - Letter to Healthcare Providers Link