COVID-19 News & Updates

 

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Please find the most recent COVID-19 updates for and this month’s educational opportunities below.

Updates for Patients
Educational Opportunities for Patients

Updates for Staff
Educational Opportunites for Staff

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
 

COVID-19 Updates

For Patients
June 7, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Vaccine Locations by State
 
June 2, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Vaccine Locations by State
 

 

For Staff
June 7, 2021 REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
CDC Dialysis Safety Team Announces COVID Breakthrough Reporting ListServe
While COVID-19 vaccines are effective and a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control, a small number of cases will still occur in fully vaccinated people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites the kidney community to contribute to their ongoing efforts to characterize end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on maintenance dialysis, who are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infections after being fully vaccinated. The CDC is requesting healthcare providers who work with patients with ESRD, on maintenance dialysis, to report SARS-CoV-2 infections meeting the following criteria:
 
  • Patients with ESRD on maintenance dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) with a laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection diagnosed by PCR, other NAAT, or antigen who are >14 days from receipt of the second COVID-19 vaccination of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or >14 days from receipt of the first COVID-19 vaccination of a one-single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
 
If you have any cases to report, please email CDC’s Dialysis Coalition email box dialysiscoalition@cdc.gov using the subject line: “Breakthrough cases” AND DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PATIENT IDENTIFIERS.  Please only include the following in your email:
 
  • Your first and last name
  • Facility name
  • Phone number
WEEKLY NHSN REPORTING IS REQUIRED BY NETWORK 5.
COVID-19 CASES AND VACCINATIONS MUST BE REPORTED BY WEDNESDAY AT 2:00 PM. ET
All facilities are required to report all patient and healthcare providers’ COVID-19 cases and vaccination statuses weekly in NHSN. The reporting week runs Wednesday through Tuesday and facilities are expected to report the information by no later than 2pm every Wednesday for the previous week.
 
Information on how to report the vaccination data can be found here:
 
June 2, 2021 CDC Dialysis Safety Team Announces COVID Breakthrough Reporting ListServe
While COVID-19 vaccines are effective and a critical tool to bring the pandemic under control, a small number of cases will still occur in fully vaccinated people. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) invites the kidney community to contribute to their ongoing efforts to characterize end-stage renal disease (ESRD) patients on maintenance dialysis, who are diagnosed with SARS-CoV-2 infections after being fully vaccinated. The CDC is requesting healthcare providers who work with patients with ESRD, on maintenance dialysis, to report SARS-CoV-2 infections meeting the following criteria:
 
  • Patients with ESRD on maintenance dialysis (hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis) with a laboratory-confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection diagnosed by PCR, other NAAT, or antigen who are >14 days from receipt of the second COVID-19 vaccination of a two-dose COVID-19 vaccine, or >14 days from receipt of the first COVID-19 vaccination of a one-single dose COVID-19 vaccine.
 
If you have any cases to report, please email CDC’s Dialysis Coalition email box dialysiscoalition@cdc.gov using the subject line: “Breakthrough cases” AND DO NOT INCLUDE ANY PATIENT IDENTIFIERS.  Please only include the following in your email:
 
  • Your first and last name
  • Facility name
  • Phone number
REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
WEEKLY NHSN REPORTING IS REQUIRED BY NETWORK 5.
COVID-19 CASES AND VACCINATIONS MUST BE REPORTED BY WEDNESDAY AT 2:00 PM. ET
All facilities are required to report all patient and healthcare providers’ COVID-19 cases and vaccination statuses weekly in NHSN. The reporting week runs Wednesday through Tuesday and facilities are expected to report the information by no later than 2pm every Wednesday for the previous week.
 
Information on how to report the vaccination data can be found here:
 


COVID-19 Educational Opportunities

For Patients
June 7, 2021 Dialysis Patient Citizens’ Support Group Call
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Join the call:
Dial: (866) 808-5953
Enter Meeting Code: 253 841 3353
 
June 2, 2021
Looking ahead:
Dialysis Patient Citizens’ Support Group Call
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Join the call:
Dial: (866) 808-5953
Enter Meeting Code: 253 841 3353
 

 

For Staff
June 7, 2021
Looking ahead:
Quality Insights Renal Network 5 Virtual Council Meeting
QIRN5 New Contract Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
Sanofi Transplantation Educational Initiative
Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
UVA 2021 Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Living Donation
Thursday, June 24, 2021
View Brochure
Register
 
June 2, 2021
Looking ahead:
Quality Insights Renal Network 5 Virtual Council Meeting
QIRN5 New Contract Kick-Off
Tuesday, June 15, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
Sanofi Transplantation Educational Initiative
Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation
Wednesday, June 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
UVA 2021 Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Living Donation
Thursday, June 24, 2021
View Brochure
Register
 

 

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