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FACILITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT

In efforts to assess and assist with patient and provider needs regarding COVID-19, the ESRD Network of Texas is requesting facility feedback regarding the current COVID-19 situation. Please have your facility’s Social Worker complete and submit the short, five-question Psychosocial Needs Survey by 7/30/20. The survey can be accessed using the link below:

https://app.smartsheet.com/b/form/e1b72b88426248a08f61fc3488fd63b7.


Independent dialysis facilities or LDO's can report all COVID-19 and PUI cases (new and update status) to the Network's ESSR (IF YOUR CLINIC DOES NOT HAVE NHSN ACCESS)

  • Please complete the below ESSR when patients and/or staff have been identified as COVID-19 (positive/negative) and PUI (positive/negative) 
  • Emergency Situational Status Report (ESSR Please complete if you do not have NSHN access. If your clinic has entered all COVID data in NHSN you do not need to complete the ESSR.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Coronavirus (COVID-19) How to Stay Protected and What to Do If You Are Sick? 

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) ESRD Provider Telehealth and Telemedicine Tool Kit

 


Learning Opportunities:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

NHSN Enrollment Guidance Home Dialysis Facilities Reporting COVID-19

ESRD National Coordinating Center (NCC):

Dialysis Patient Citizens Education Center


 

Network 14 Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition (TEEC) toll-free hotline is here to support you during COVID-19. Please call TEEC at 866-407-3773 (press 2 for Spanish) for assistance. If this is a medical emergency, please hang up and call 911. Our ESRD Network of Texas staff are here to assist with basic questions concerning the COVID-19 virus. For example:

  • Inability to eat during treatment
  • Change of dialysis treatment times for social distancing
  • What to do about public transportation?
  • What happens if patient decline to wear a mask?
  • What happens if I run out of PPE supplies?

Your call will be answered in the order of receipt. Please note the ESRD Network of Texas staff are not medically trained to provide medical advice. You can also find information and resources on the TEEC website at Texasteec.org or the ESRD Network of Texas news links below.

 


Texas Drive-thru COVID-19 Testing Centers

 


Texas COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline 1-833-986-1919 additional information available here

 


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's) and Requests

Need To Know: KCER Watch FDA MedWatch News Alerts

Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Watch FDA MedWatch

Coronavirus (COVID-19) News

Telehealth Resources


Medicare.Gov.

 


Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)


Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)


North Central Texas Trauma Regional Advisory Council Request Form


Texas Department Health and Human Services (TDHHS)


Texas Kidney Foundation (TKF)


TMF

Caring for Patients with Chronic Condition(s) During a Pandemic 

  • This 4-minute video outlines key considerations for practices regarding caring for patients with one or more chronic conditions during pandemics including but not limited to influenza and COVID-19.

How to Handrub? How to Handwash?

  • The World Health Organization provides this graphic tool to add value to any hand hygiene improvement strategy.

Your Five Moments for Hand Hygiene

  • Download and share this handout from the World Health Organization that shows when it is important to wash your hands when caring for a patient or resident.


FEMA


CDC NEWS


CMS NEWS


KCER


ASPR


Below are additional useful links with updated COVID-19 information


 

Patient Education- COVID-19

Texas COVID-19 Mental Health Hotline 1-833-986-1919 additional information available here


 

COVID-19 Prevention Tips for Traveling to and From Dialysis

Tips to Remember When Traveling to And From Dialysis 

Patient Safety Tips for Dialysis Transportation During the COVID-19 Outbreak  


American Kidney Fund (AKF)


ESRD NCC:


National Kidney Foundation (NKF):


Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) Education Center:


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):


Texas Kidney Foundation (TKF)


Additional COVID-19 Patient Resources: