COVID-19 News & Updates


Please find the COVID-19 updates and educational opportunities offered during the month of May, 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
May 24, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Vaccine Locations by State
 
May 17, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Vaccine Locations by State
 
May 10, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:
COVID-19 Vaccine Resources & Vaccine Locations by State
 
May 3, 2021 REMINDERS FOR PATIENTS:

HHS Launches COVID-19 Public Education Campaign
The Department of Health and Human Services has launched a new COVID-19 public education campaign called We Can Do This, a national initiative to increase public confidence in and uptake of COVID-19 vaccines while reinforcing basic prevention measures such as mask wearing and social distancing.  The campaign site offers resources in a variety of languages and COVID-19 topics, with user-friendly accessibility.
View Campaign Resources
CMS COVID-19 Partner Resources

 

 

For Staff
May 24, 2021 NHSN Offering Webinar THIS WEEK to Assist with Weekly Reporting
The NHSN team will offer training next week to discuss new updates to the COVID-19 Module calendar, CSV upload and staff reporting for the NHSN COVID-19 Module Updates – Dialysis Component.  Click here for more information.
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:
 
May 17, 2021 NHSN Offering Webinar to Assist with Weekly Reporting
The NHSN team will offer training next week to discuss new updates to the COVID-19 Module calendar, CSV upload and staff reporting for the NHSN COVID-19 Module Updates – Dialysis Component.  Click here for more information.
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:
 
May 10, 2021 REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
COVID-19 Resources Provided by the ESRD NCC

Dialysis Facility COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit

The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (NCC) has, with input and feedback from ESRD Networks and patient subject matter experts, developed a Dialysis Facility COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit. This toolkit contains information and resources about the COVID-19 vaccine for dialysis facilities to share with staff and patients.
View Toolkit

COVID-19 Trend Maps

The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (NCC) in partnership with Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER), has released COVID-19 Trend Maps. These maps share displays of COVID-19 positive case rates among the general population and the ESRD population, organized by ESRD Network service area.
View Trend Maps

COVID-19 Mental Health Toolkit *Updated*
The COVID-19 Mental Health Toolkit has been updated to include several updated resource links and a new section focusing on vaccination planning.
View Toolkit
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:
 
May 3, 2021 ESRD NCC Releases New Resources
Dialysis Facility COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit
The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (NCC) has, with input and feedback from ESRD Networks and patient subject matter experts, developed a Dialysis Facility COVID-19 Vaccination Toolkit. This toolkit contains information and resources about the COVID-19 vaccine for dialysis facilities to share with staff and patients.
View Toolkit
REMINDERS FOR STAFF:
ESRD NCC Releases New Resources
COVID-19 Trend Maps

The End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center (NCC) in partnership with Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER), has released COVID-19 Trend Maps. These maps share displays of COVID-19 positive case rates among the general population and the ESRD population, organized by ESRD Network service area.
View Trend Maps

COVID-19 Mental Health Toolkit *Updated*
The COVID-19 Mental Health Toolkit has been updated to include several updated resource links and a new section focusing on vaccination planning.
View Toolkit
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
May 24, 2021 CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
Preparing for Hurricane Season During COVID-19 (Patient Event)
Tuesday, May 25, 2021 | 4:00 PM ET
Register
SSA’s WISE/Ticket to Work Webinar
Working from Home with Ticket to Work
This month’s Ticket to Work webinar will highlight resources that can help Ticketholders make the decision to work, find jobs and succeed while working from home.  Objectives include how the Ticket Program can support Ticketholders as they work from home, advice for success while working from home, and services and supports offered by the Ticket to Work Program providers.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
Dialysis Patient Citizens’ Education Center Upcoming Webinar
APA Mental Health and Finding Joy
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET
Register
Join the call:
Dial: (877) 399-5186
Enter Meeting Code: 433 459 5474
 
May 17, 2021
Looking ahead:
SSA’s WISE/Ticket to Work Webinar
Working from Home with Ticket to Work
This month’s Ticket to Work webinar will highlight resources that can help Ticketholders make the decision to work, find jobs and succeed while working from home.  Objectives include how the Ticket Program can support Ticketholders as they work from home, advice for success while working from home, and services and supports offered by the Ticket to Work Program providers.

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
Dialysis Patient Citizens’ Education Center Upcoming Webinar
APA Mental Health and Finding Joy
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET
Register
Join the call:
Dial: (877) 399-5186
Enter Meeting Code: 433 459 5474
 
May 10, 2021 Dialysis Patient Citizens’ Support Group Call
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Join the call:
Dial: (866) 808-5953
Enter Meeting Code: 253 841 3353
CMS COVID-19 Quickinar Event
COVID-19 Year In Review: A Patient Perspective (Patient Event)
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 | 4:00 PM ET
Register
 

 

For Staff
May 24, 2021 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds
 
Clinical Grand Rounds: Why Are So Many Hospitals and EMS Organizations Unprepared for Another Surge
Monday, May 24, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
If you miss a HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Round session, recordings of past events are available online
NHSN COVID-19 Module Webinar
NHSN COVID-19 Module Updates – Dialysis Component
The NHSN team will offer training to discuss new updates to the COVID-19 Module calendar, CSV upload and staff reporting for the Dialysis Component. The webinar will be recorded for future on-line viewing.
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
Register
Renal Healthcare Association’s Webinar Wednesdays
In-Home Dialysis: Working Together, Sharing Resources (Provider Event)
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
Register
CDC Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)
Underlying Medical Conditions and Severe COVID-19: Evidence-based Information for Healthcare Providers
Thursday, May 27, 2021 | 2:00 PM ET
Join ZOOM Call
Or join by telephone: +1 669 254 5252, +1 646 828 7666, +1 669 216 1590, or +1 551 285 1373
Webinar ID: 160 344 1171
Passcode: 550222
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
 
May 17, 2021 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds
 
EMS: EMS Engagement with local health care coalitions

Monday, May 17, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 

Critical Care: Update on the Effects of COVID-19 on Pediatric Aged Patients

Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 

Emergency Department: How the Pandemic Changed Crisis Standards of Care
Thursday, May 20, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 
If you miss a HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Round session, recordings of past events are available online
Sanofi Transplantation Educational Initiative
Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
KCER Webinar Event
Dialysis During Disasters: What Disaster Response Stakeholders Need to Know

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register

Looking ahead:
Renal Healthcare Association’s Webinar Wednesdays 
In-Home Dialysis: Working Together, Sharing Resources (Provider Event)
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
SAVE-THE-DATE!
 
UVA 2021 Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Living Donation
Thursday, June 24, 2021
View Brochure
Register
 
May 10, 2021 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds

COVID-19 Clinical Grand Rounds (EMS, Critical Care, Emergency Department): The National Special Pathogen System-The Path Forward. 
Tuesday, May 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
Looking ahead:

Sanofi Transplantation Educational Initiative
Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
KCER Webinar Event
Dialysis During Disasters: What Disaster Response Stakeholders Need to Know

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
Renal Healthcare Association’s Webinar Wednesdays 
In-Home Dialysis: Working Together, Sharing Resources (Provider Event)
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
SAVE-THE-DATE!
 
UVA 2021 Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Living Donation
Thursday, June 24, 2021
View Brochure
Register

 
May 3, 2021 HHS/ASPR COVID-19 Clinical Rounds
 
EMS: Response to Vaccine Related Calls

Monday, May 3, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 

Critical Care: Cognitive brain dysfunction (“brain fog”)

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 | 12:00 PM ET
Register
 

Emergency Department: Lessons From the Mass Vaccination Site Collaborative
Thursday, May 6, 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
Lessons Learned and Future Implications for Dialysis Patients (Provider Event)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 |3:00 PM ET
Register
Looking ahead:

Sanofi Transplantation Educational Initiative
Increasing Access to Kidney Transplantation
Tuesday, May 18, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
KCER Webinar Event
Dialysis During Disasters: What Disaster Response Stakeholders Need to Know

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 | 3:00 PM ET
Register
 
Renal Healthcare Association’s Webinar Wednesdays 
In-Home Dialysis: Working Together, Sharing Resources (Provider Event)
Wednesday, May 26, 2021 | 1:00 PM ET
SAVE-THE-DATE!
 
UVA 2021 Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation and Living Donation
Thursday, June 24, 2021
View Brochure
Register

 

 

Past Updates and Opportunities