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
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)
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...
Mental Health Resources
This website offers Coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) resources for patients and providers, including a weekly, open discussion call for professionals to encourage and support one another during the COVID-19 outbreak.
Other COVID-19-related Patient and Provider Resources
Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Guidance
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: 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
California: CA Department of Public Health Guidance documents Notify local Public Health Office of COVID-19+ and/or suspect an outbreak Notify your local Medical Health Operational Area Coordination (MHOAC) Program of any supply needs/requests (such as PPE). Hawaii: COVID-19 Site for Healthcare...
COVID-19 Vaccination Resources
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.
What Every Clinician Should Know about COVID-19 Vaccine Safety: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_121420.asp What Clinicians Need to Know About the Pfizer-BioNTech and Moderna COVID-19 Vaccines: https://emergency.cdc.gov/coca/calls/2020/callinfo_121820.asp
National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN) 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...
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...
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, 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.
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...
This brochure provides seven steps to protect your family during an earthquake. It is written in both Spanish and English.
Recording, slides, and transcript from the CMS National Provider Call that took place on April 27, 2017 covering the Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final 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
Find and compare in Spanish Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and get information about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplantsat this CMS site.
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