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COVID-19 News & Updates


Please find COVID-19 updates and educational opportunities offered during the month of February, listed below.

Updates for Patients
Educational Opportunities for Patients

Updates for Staff
Educational Opportunites for Staff

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources
 

COVID-19 Updates

For Patients
February 22, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
CDC Updates Guidance on Mask Use
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Vaccine Locations by State
 
February 16, 2021 CDC Updates Guidance on Mask Use
REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
Where to Register for COVID-19 Vaccinations by State (within Network 5)
 
Please click the link for your area for more information on their vaccination response, current state vaccination phase and definition, and to register for to receive the vaccine:
 
District of Columbia - https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc
Maryland - https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
Virginia - https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
West Virginia - https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

 
February 8, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
Where to Register for COVID-19 Vaccinations by State (within Network 5)
 
Please click the link for your area for more information on their vaccination response, current state vaccination phase and definition, and to register for to receive the vaccine:
 
District of Columbia - https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc
Maryland - https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
Virginia - https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
West Virginia - https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

 
February 1, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
Where to Register for COVID-19 Vaccinations by State (within Network 5)
 
Please click the link for your area for more information on their vaccination response, current state vaccination phase and definition, and to register for to receive the vaccine:
 
District of Columbia - https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc
Maryland - https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
Virginia - https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
West Virginia - https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

New Telehealth Resources

https://telehealth.hhs.gov/ - For health care providers and patients!

  • Healthcare providers can find everything they need to know about telehealth, including policy and reimbursement updates, "how to" information, and implementation resources.
  • Patients can find tips and information about the types of services they can receive via telehealth and what to expect during a virtual (telehealth) visit.

https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/telehealth - The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), of the Health Resources & Services Administration Resources (HRSA) promotes the use of telehealth technologies for health care delivery, education, and health information services, in rural areas.

CDC Releases New Multi-lingual COVID-19 Resources

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released 2 new COVID-19 resources for patients:   

Additional COVID-19 Vaccine Information and Resources

 

 

For Staff
February 22, 2021 REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
CDC Updates Guidance on Mask Use
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Vaccine Locations by State
 
February 16, 2021 CDC Updates Guidance on Mask Use
REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
Where to Register for COVID-19 Vaccinations by State (within Network 5)
 
Please click the link for your area for more information on their vaccination response, current state vaccination phase and definition, and to register for to receive the vaccine:
 
District of Columbia - https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc
Maryland - https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
Virginia - https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/

COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

 
February 8, 2021 REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
Where to Register for COVID-19 Vaccinations by State (within Network 5)
 
Please click the link for your area for more information on their vaccination response, current state vaccination phase and definition, and to register for to receive the vaccine:
 
District of Columbia - https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc
Maryland - https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
Virginia - https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
West Virginia - https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

 
February 1, 2021 REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
Where to Register for COVID-19 Vaccinations by State (within Network 5)
 
Please click the link for your area for more information on their vaccination response, current state vaccination phase and definition, and to register for to receive the vaccine:
 
District of Columbia - https://coronavirus.dc.gov/vaccinatedc
Maryland - https://coronavirus.maryland.gov/pages/vaccine
Virginia - https://www.vdh.virginia.gov/covid-19-vaccine/
West Virginia - https://dhhr.wv.gov/COVID-19/Pages/Vaccine.aspx

New Telehealth Resources

https://telehealth.hhs.gov/ - For health care providers and patients!

  • Healthcare providers can find everything they need to know about telehealth, including policy and reimbursement updates, "how to" information, and implementation resources.
  • Patients can find tips and information about the types of services they can receive via telehealth and what to expect during a virtual (telehealth) visit.

https://www.hrsa.gov/rural-health/telehealth - The Office for the Advancement of Telehealth (OAT), of the Health Resources & Services Administration Resources (HRSA) promotes the use of telehealth technologies for health care delivery, education, and health information services, in rural areas.

CDC COVID-19 Vaccine Resources

It is still Influenza Season: Engagement Resources Available
While COVID-19 seems to be our top priority, please be reminded, we are also still facing the current 2020-2021 flu season.  There are a number of resources are available to share with staff and patients to encourage vaccination during this unique time.

REMINDER: NHSN COVID-19 REPORTING DATA DUE EACH WEEK ON WEDNESDAY BY 2:00 PM. ET

 


COVID-19 Educational Opportunities

For Patients
February 22, 2021 Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center
The “How To’s” to Building a Top-Notch Immune System With Lifestyle Changes
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET
Register
or join by phone: 877-399-5186 (Enter meeting code: 433 459 5474)
 
February 16, 2021 CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
COVID-19: The Science Behind the Masks (Patient Event)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 4:00 PM ET
Register
AAKP & Kindness for Kidneys International Maryland Patient Support Group Virtual Meetings
A Maryland support group hosted by Kindness for Kidneys International in conjunction with AAKP is hosting a virtual meeting on Sunday, February 21, 2020. Anyone with kidney disease is welcome to attend!
Sunday, February 21, 2020 | 3:30 PM ET
Join Zoom Meeting at https://us02web.zoom.us/j/6400467833  
Meeting ID: 640 046 7833
or dial by your location
        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington D.C)
        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)
        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)
        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)
        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)
Looking ahead:
Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center
The “How To’s” to Building a Top-Notch Immune System With Lifestyle Changes
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET
Register
or join by phone: 877-399-5186 (Enter meeting code: 433 459 5474)
 
February 8, 2021
Looking ahead:
CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
COVID-19: The Science Behind the Masks (Patient Event)
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 4:00 PM ET
Register
 
February 1, 2021
CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
Understanding the Role of Network Patient Services During COVID-19 (Patient Event)
Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 4:00 PM ET
Register
 

 

For Staff
February 22, 2021 CDC’s National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine
The National Forum on COVID-19 Vaccine is a virtual event that will bring together a collective of representatives from across the US government, including tribal, state, local, and territorial leaders and representatives from public health, healthcare systems, national and community-based non-governmental organizations, education, private industry, unions, and faith-based organizations, all of whom hold a role in COVID-19 vaccination.  This forum aims to:
  • promote the most effective strategies to assist with building patient trust and confidence in COVID-19 vaccines,
  • encourage use of data to optimize vaccine implementation, and
  • provide participants resources to promote vaccine access to those at increased risk of COVID-19 disease, and resources for those who may hold barriers to vaccination.
Monday, February 22, 2021 | 10:00 AM ET
Agenda
Register

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 11:00 AM ET
Agenda
Register
 
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 11:00 AM ET
Agenda
Register
HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

EMS: Virus Variants – Implications for EMS?
Monday, February 22, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET

Register

Critical Care: New Clinical Patterns
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Outpatient Therapeutics: Equity and Underserved Populations
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Emergency Department: COVID Obstetric Patient Care
Thursday, February 25, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

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

NKF Renal Rounds Event
Renal Rounds—Updates on Therapeutic Options, Vaccine and Kidney Transplant during Covid-19
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 7:00 PM ET
Register
CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
Updates on COVID-19 for Dialysis Frontline Staff (Provider Event)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
February 16, 2021 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

Critical Care: After Discharge
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Outpatient Therapeutics: Regional Approaches to mAb Administration
Wednesday, February 17, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Emergency Department
Thursday, February 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
If you miss a HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Round session, recordings of past events are available online
            Looking ahead:
NKF Renal Rounds Event
Renal Rounds—Updates on Therapeutic Options, Vaccine and Kidney Transplant during Covid-19
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 | 7:00 PM ET
Register
 
 
CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
Updates on COVID-19 for Dialysis Frontline Staff (Provider Event)
Wednesday, February 24, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
February 8, 2021 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

EMS: Crisis Care and Surge
Monday, February 8, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET

Register

Mass Critical Care: Communication and Collaboration
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Outpatient Therapeutics: Achieving Speed and Scale
Wednesday, February 10, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Emergency Department: Mental Wellness
Thursday, February 11, 2021 | 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 Quickinar Event
The Promising Future of Advanced Practitioners in Nephrology (Provider Event)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021| 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
February 1, 2021 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds
 
EMS Involvement in Monoclonal Antibody Infusion Activities
Monday, February 1, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET

Register
 

Mass Critical Care: System Level Surge Staffing and Resilience Strategies

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register


Outpatient Therapeutics: Patient/Provider Outreach
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register

Emergency Department: Update
Thursday, February 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET

Register

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

Looking ahead:
CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
The Promising Future of Advanced Practitioners in Nephrology (Provider Event)
Wednesday, February 10, 2021| 3:00 PM ET
Register
 

 

Past Updates and Opportunities