COVID-19 News & Updates


Please find the COVID-19 updates and educational opportunities offered in July 2020, listed below.

Updates for Patients
Educational Opportunities for Patients

Updates for Staff
Educational Opportunites for Staff
 

COVID-19 Updates

For Patients
July 27 ESRD NCC Releases New Resources

11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19 Fact Sheet
This fact sheet was developed by the ESRD NCC listing items patients can do to get ready for a kidney transplant during COVID-19.
View Fact Sheet (English)
View Fact Sheet (Spanish)
 
11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19 Video
This YouTube video was developed by the ESRD NCC to assist patients in preparation for a kidney transplant during COVID-19.
Video Flyer
Video
 
July 20 CDC Launches Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19 Response Website
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has launched a new website with information on natural disasters and severe weather and includes information on how COVID-19 may affect preparedness, response, and recovery, including tips on what the general public can do to keep themselves safe.
Visit Site
ESRD NCC Releases New Resources

11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19 Fact Sheet
This fact sheet was developed by the ESRD NCC listing items patients can do to get ready for a kidney transplant during COVID-19.
View Fact Sheet (English)
View Fact Sheet (Spanish)
 
11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19 Video
This YouTube video was developed by the ESRD NCC to assist patients in preparation for a kidney transplant during COVID-19.
Video Flyer
Video
 
July 13

ESRD NCC Releases New Resource: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions by Patients

The End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) has developed a new online resource of 30 frequently asked questions from patients.
View FAQ Resource

AAKP & Kindness for Kidneys International Announce Maryland Patient Support Group Virtual Meetings
A Maryland support group hosted by Kindness for Kidneys International in conjunction with AAKP is meeting virtually at least through the fall. Anyone with kidney disease is welcome to attend! Please download, post, and share the flyer with your patients. The next event is July 12, 2020.
Support Group Flyer
 
July 6

ESRD NCC Releases New Resource: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions by Patients

The End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) has developed a new online resource of 30 frequently asked questions from patients.
View FAQ Resource

AAKP & Kindness for Kidneys International Announce Maryland Patient Support Group Virtual Meetings
A Maryland support group hosted by Kindness for Kidneys International in conjunction with AAKP is meeting virtually at least through the fall. Anyone with kidney disease is welcome to attend! Please download, post, and share the flyer with your patients. The next event is July 12, 2020.
Support Group Flyer
 

 

For Staff
July 27 CMS News:  Trump Administration Announces New Initiatives to Protect Nursing Home Residents Against COVID-19 
President Trump announced several new Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) initiatives designed to protect nursing home residents from COVID-19.  These include new funding, enhanced testing, additional technical assistance and support, online training, and weekly data releases on high-risk nursing homes.
Read Press Release
American Society of Nephrology News

ASN Releases COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for a Surge
ASN’s COVID-19 Response Team and Subcommittee members have curated recommendations for healthcare professionals, to care for patients receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT).  These recommendations were collected from the experiences of professionals who were on the front lines early in the COVID-19 pandemic, and were developed by nephrologists and the kidney community.  The toolkit is available on a mobile-friendly platform, with easily printable crucial resources.  
Explore the ASN Toolkit
 
American Society of Nephrology Podcasts
ASN Podcasts serve as a nephrology resource connection to interviews with experts and discussions about cutting-edge advances in research and care.
Listen to ASN podcasts
 
July 20 ESRD NCC Releases New Resources

11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19 Fact Sheet
This fact sheet was developed by the ESRD NCC listing items patients can do to get ready for a kidney transplant during COVID-19.
View Fact Sheet (English)
View Fact Sheet (Spanish)
 
11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19 Video
This YouTube video was developed by the ESRD NCC to assist patients in preparation for a kidney transplant during COVID-19.
Video Flyer
Video
 
Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool
The End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) has developed a new hand sanitizer audit tool for dialysis facility use.
View Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool (English)
View Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool (Spanish)
American Society of Nephrology Podcasts
ASN Podcasts serve as a nephrology resource connection to interviews with experts and discussions about cutting-edge advances in research and care.
Listen to ASN podcasts
 
July 13 ESRD NCC Releases Resources in Spanish

11 Things You Can Do to Get Ready for a Kidney Transplant During COVID-19
This fact sheet was developed by the ESRD NCC listing items patients can do to get ready for a kidney transplant during COVID-19.
View Fact Sheet (English)
View Fact Sheet (Spanish)

Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool
The End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) has developed a new hand sanitizer audit tool for dialysis facility use.
View Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool (English)
View Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool (Spanish)
American Society of Nephrology Podcasts
ASN Podcasts serve as a nephrology resource connection to interviews with experts and discussions about cutting-edge advances in research and care.
Listen to ASN podcasts
 
July 6 ESRD NCC Releases New Resource: COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions by Patients

The End Stage Renal Disease Network Coordinating Center (ESRD NCC) has developed a new online resource of 30 frequently asked questions from patients.
View FAQ Resource

American Society of Nephrology Podcasts
ASN Podcasts serve as a nephrology resource connection to interviews with experts and discussions about cutting-edge advances in research and care.
Listen to ASN podcasts
 


COVID-19 Educational Opportunities

For Patients
July 27 CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event
Separating Myths From Facts (Patient Event)
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET
Register
 
July 20 CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event
COVID-19 Information Overload? Tips for Keeping Your Head Above Water (Patient Event)
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET
Register
 
July 13 CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event
Dialysis Access Care During COVID-19 (Patient Event)
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET
Register
AAKP & School of Medicine & Health Sciences The George Washington University
2nd Annual Global Summit
Thursday and Friday, July 16-17, 2020
Register
 
July 6
CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event
COVID-19: What is a Second Wave and Is One Coming? (Patient Event)
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET

Register

Caregiver Connection Call - FOR PATIENTS AND FAMILY MEMBERS ONLY

This peer caregiver connection call is an informal opportunity for patients and family members to ask questions, speak to, and learn from individuals who provide care to a patient with kidney disease. Individuals who participate in the call will:

  • Learn about being a caregiver for someone with kidney disease.
  • Discuss the challenges and hear solutions of caring for someone with kidney disease.
  • Hear about resources that are available to assist caregivers and families.
  • Share experiences about how recent COVID-19 changes have impacted caregiving.

    Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 3:00 PM ET

    Event address for attendees: https://hsagonline.webex.com/hsagonline/onstage/g.php?MTID=e6aa5283947ea9597089c0bf97076662a
    Event number: 133 982 7009
    Event password: Peer2020!

AAKP & Kindness for Kidneys International Patient Support Group Virtual Meeting
Sunday, July 12, 2020 | 3:30 PM ET
View Flyer
Access via zoom.us  Meeting ID: 640 046 7833
For Additional Information, contact: info@kindnessforkidneys.org
   

 

For Staff
July 27 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

Critical Care Case Presentation: Acute Respiratory Failure in the Pregnant Patient with COVID-19
Tuesday, July 28, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
If you miss a HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Round session, recordings of past events are available online
HHS Telemedicine Hack
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has put together a 10-week learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation to ambulatory providers called “HHS Telemedicine Hack.”  Key components include:
  • Five teleECHO sessions on key topics (e.g., workflows, documentation, reimbursement) highlighting best practices and case studies from the field
  • Five virtual “office hour” discussion panels with case presenters, government agencies, topical experts, and stakeholder associations responding to your questions
  • Inter-session peer-to-peer learning facilitated via virtual discussion boards and ad hoc interest groups
  • CME/CEU credits are available for attending, at no cost to participants
Wednesdays starting July 22, 2020 through September 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET

Click here for more information including agenda
Register for any or all dates
CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event

COVID-19: Separating Myths From Facts   (Provider Event)
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET
Register
Looking ahead to September:
NANT Symposium: Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Preparing for a Future Pandemic
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Click here for more information including agenda
Register
 
July 20 NRAA: The Meetup
NRAA's open discussion on renal healthcare industry-critical issues; including COVID-19
Monday, July 20, 2020 | 1:00 PM ET
Register
HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

EMS: Patient Care and Operations
Monday, July 20, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Critical Care Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations
Tuesday, July 21, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Emergency Department: Patient Care and Clinical Operations
Thursday, July 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

If you miss a HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Round session, recordings of past events are available online
HHS Telemedicine Hack
The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) has put together a 10-week learning community to accelerate telemedicine implementation to ambulatory providers called “HHS Telemedicine Hack.”  Key components include:
  • Five teleECHO sessions on key topics (e.g., workflows, documentation, reimbursement) highlighting best practices and case studies from the field
  • Five virtual “office hour” discussion panels with case presenters, government agencies, topical experts, and stakeholder associations responding to your questions
  • Inter-session peer-to-peer learning facilitated via virtual discussion boards and ad hoc interest groups
  • CME/CEU credits are available for attending, at no cost to participants
Wednesdays starting July 22, 2020 through September 23, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET

Click here for more information including agenda
Register for any or all dates
QIN-QIO Regional Support and Sharing Call
The Impact of COVID-19 on People with ESRD
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Click here to join 
Access Number: (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 832-480-133
CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event 
Making Kidney Transplantation Possible During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Provider Event)
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET
Register
CMS Stakeholder Engagement Call
Dialysis Organizations
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 5:30 PM ET
Register
Toll Free Attendee Dial-In: 833-614-0820; Access Passcode: 7692208
Looking ahead to September:
NANT Symposium: Lessons Learned from COVID-19: Preparing for a Future Pandemic
Thursday, September 17, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Click here for more information including agenda
Register
 
July 13 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

EMS: Patient Care and Operations
Monday, July 13, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Critical Care Lifesaving Treatment and Clinical Operations
Tuesday, July 14, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Emergency Department: Patient Care and Clinical Operations
Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

If you miss a HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Round session, recordings of past events are available online
CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event
Caring For the Mind, Body, and Spirit During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Provider Event)
Wednesday, July 15, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET
Register
KCER Event: Dialysis Facilities: The Basics of Preparing an After-Action Report for an Incident of Disaster
Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
Looking ahead to next week:
QIN-QIO Regional Support and Sharing Call
The Impact of COVID-19 on People with ESRD
Wednesday, July 22, 2020 | 2:00 PM ET
Click here to join 
Access Number: (224) 501-3412
Access Code: 832-480-133
 
July 6 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

EMS: Patient Care and Operations
Monday, July 6, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Critical Care Neurology Challenges
Tuesday, July 7, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Emergency Department: Update 14 Weeks Later
Thursday, July 9, 2020 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

If you miss a HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Round session, recordings of past events are available online.
CMS COVID-19 Quikinar Event

COVID-19 and Infection Prevention: Dialysis Facility Practice Changes During a Global Pandemic (Provider Event)
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 | 5:00 PM ET
Register

Looking ahead to next week:

KCER Event: Dialysis Facilities: The Basics of Preparing an After-Action Report for an Incident of Disaster
Thursday, July 16, 2020 | 3:00 PM ET
Register

   


Past Updates and Opportunities


June 2020 COVID-19 Updates and Educational Opportunities
May 2020 COVID-19 Updates and Educational Opportunities
April 2020 COVID-19 Updates and Educational Opportunities
March 2020 COVID-19 Updates