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COVID-19

The following resources are great places to find more information about how the Coronavirus outbreak is affecting your area, and the measures that are being taken to contain it. As we all work together to be safe during this pandemic, please contact the Network if you are a dialysis facility in need of technical assistance or you are a dialysis patient or a family member of a patient and need assistance.

Network 17 Helpline: 800.232.3773
EmailNW17info@hsag.com  

Here are some important numbers to use in the event of an emergency:

  • DaVita: 800.400.8331
  • Fresenius: 800.626.1297
  • ARA: 888.880.6867
  • Satellite: 800.367.8292
  • SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
  • US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
  • Veteran Disaster Relief Hotline: 800.507.4571

Different states within the Network’s coverage area are instituting different responses to COVID-19 depending on their local perceived need. Information for each state can be found at the links below.

Preparing for Secondary Disasters to COVID-19

Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR)/ Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange (TRACIE)

Healthcare System Preparedness for Secondary Disasters During COVID-19 (PDF) Preparing for and Responding to Wildfires and Planned Outages (PDF)



CDC

Wildfire Smoke and COVID-19: Frequently Asked Questions and Resources for Air Resource Advisors and Other Environmental Health Professionals, June 5, 2020 Preparing for Hurricanes During the COVID-19 Pandemic Going to a Public Disaster Shelter During the COVID-19 Pandemic Natural Disasters, Severe...



Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Guidance

CMS

The following resources are from the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS): CMS: https://www.cms.gov/About-CMS/Agency-Information/Emergency/EPRO/Current-Emergencies/Current-Emergencies-page Checklist for Dialysis Facilities in COVID-19 Hotspots (PDF) ESRD Provider Telehealth and...



Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Dialysis-Related Guidance

CDC

CDC: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html Training Modules for Dialysis Professionals Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities Holidays and Stress Winter...



Department of Health COVID-19 Links

Department of Health and State/Territories Links

California California COVID-19 California COVID-19 Vaccines Community Vaccine Advisory Committee COVID-19 Lines for County Public Health Offices My Turn CA―COVID-19 Vaccination - Find out if it’s your turn by answering a few questions. It only takes a few minutes. If you’re eligible...



COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

What Kidney Patients Need to Know About the COVID-19 Vaccine

This is a two-page flyer that provides general informational about how COVID-19 affects dialysis patients, how to prevent it, and available treatments. English Spanish



COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker

New! The Network developed COVID-19 Vaccination Tracker can be used to track and monitor COVID-19 vaccinations that patients and staff receive outside of the facility. The tracker can also be modified to meet the specific needs of your dialysis facility.



National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID-19 Reporting

COVID-19 Reporting

Dialysis Facility Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) reporting transitioned to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) starting November 19, 2020. This reporting tool replaces reporting that was previously coordinated by the Kidney Community Emergency...



Entering COVID-19 Data into NHSN

If the facility is enrolled in National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) but has not yet entered Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) data in NHSN, please refer to the NHSN Dialysis COVID-19 Module Training or https://www.cdc.gov/nhsn/dialysis/covid19/index.html to begin entering data...



General Resources

Ready.gov

Ready.gov is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.



Listo.gov

Listo.gov, the Spanish language version of Ready.gov, is a national public service advertising (PSA) campaign designed to educate and empower Americans to prepare for and respond to emergencies including natural and man-made disasters. The goal of the campaign is to get the public involved and ultimately to increase the level of basic preparedness across the nation.



Patient Resources

COVID-19 Patient Resources

The Doctor Will See You Now: Telemedicine Makes It Easy (PDF) Pharmacy Patient FAQ (PDF) COVID-19—Prescription Resources (MAP) (PDF) KCER Patient Emergency Identification Card (PDF) Re-Opening America: What Patients Should Know About Seeking Healthcare (English/Spanish) COVID-19 Frequently...



Earthquakes: Protecting Your Family English and Spanish

This brochure provides seven steps to protect your family during an earthquake. It is written in both Spanish and English.



Provider Resources

Call Materials: Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call (4/27/17)

Recording, slides, and transcript from the CMS National Provider Call that took place on April 27, 2017 covering the Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule.



CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

KCER has helpful tools and resources to help you understand the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and to help you implement by the November 2017 deadline.



Find a Dialysis Unit

Dialysis Facility Compare - Spanish

Find and compare in Spanish Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and get information about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplantsat this CMS site



Dialysis Facility Compare

Find and compare Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and get information about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplants from this CMS site.



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