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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 15 Helpline: 800.783.8818
EmailNW15info@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
  • Intermountain Healthcare Emergency Hotline: 801.507.9077
  • Satellite: 800.367.8292
  • SAMHSA - Disaster Distress Helpline: 800.985.5990
  • US Renal Care: 866.671.8772
  • Veteran Disaster Relief Hotline: 800.507.4571

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...



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...



COVID-19 Vaccination Resources

COVID-19 Vaccine Confidence Flyer

This two-page document ​​​​​​provides staff guidance and talking points on how to address COVID-19 vaccination hesitation and ways to increase vaccination confidence with patients.



State COVID-19 Vaccination Distribution Information

Arizona Arizona COVID-19 Find Vaccine―Map of vaccine providers by county with names, addresses, registration information Arizona COVID-19 Hotline: 1.844.542.8201 Colorado Colorado COVID-19 Find Out Where You Can Get Vaccinated (coming soon)―List of vaccine providers by county with phone numbers...



Department of Health COVID-19 Links

Department of Health COVID-19 Links

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. Arizona:...



Find a Dialysis Unit

Dialysis Facility Compare - Spanish

Find and compare Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and get information about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplants. Spanish.



Dialysis Facility Compare

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



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.



National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) COVID-19 Reporting

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...



NHSN Enrollment

1) Complete NHSN training: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZHEN9NDuulY Visit the CDC Training Guide website to find out How to Use CDC TRAIN for the Dialysis Event Surveillance Annual Training. 2) Enroll in NHSN based on dialysis facility type: Outpatient Dialysis or Home...



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...



Emergency Preparedness Checklist and Tips

An emergency can happen at a moment’s notice. Act now and prepare before disaster strikes! This checklist will help you get started.



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...



Provider Resources

Don’t Make It an Emergency When You Have an Emergency

This webinar contains information on the Emergency Preparedness E-tags, with definitions and specific examples from the Arizona Department of Health Surveyor, Mike Wilkinson.

(50 minutes)



State Survey Emergency Preparedness ESRD Dialysis Facility Survey Preparation Worksheet

This survey preparation worksheet is provided to assist dialysis facilities ensure that they will be able to meet all emergency preparedness requirements. At the time of a survey, a facility will be scored as having “Met” or “Not Met” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness standards as set forth in the Conditions for Coverage by E-tag.



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