COVID-19 Resources for Healthcare Providers

The IPRO ESRD Network is here to assist dialysis facilities for the duration of the pandemic. We will continue to provide information and essential resources for you to continue providing patient-centered care.

Healthcare Provider COVID-19 Resources

The resources below are from reliable sources including the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the ESRD Network Program. Many of the flyers and handouts provided by the ESRD Network Program are region-specific. Be sure to click on your corresponding Network to load the resource that is relevant to your facility. If you would like to view upcoming webinars or other events, please view our Events page.

COVID Vaccination Plans & Distribution

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS)

To keep up with the important work CMS is doing in response to COVID-19, please visit CMS' Current Emergencies page.

  • Key Components for Continued COVID-19 Management for Dialysis Facilities: Memo
  • Dialysis Facilities in COVID-19 Hotspots: Checklist
  • Ambulances: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: Press Release
  • COVID-19 FAQs on Medicare FFS Billing: Press Release
  • ESRD Facilities: Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: Press Release
  • Medicare Administrative Contractor (MAC) COVID-19 Test Pricing: Fact Sheet
  • FAQs on Essential Health Benefits Coverage and COVID-19: Article
  • Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities (Revised): Memo
  • COVID-19 Emergency Declaration Blanket Waivers for Health Care Providers: Article
  • End-Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facilities: CMS Flexibilities to Fight COVID-19: Article
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The CDC provides updated information as it becomes available. The COVID Data Tracker will be updated at noon Monday through Friday. Click here to receive email updates about CDC's public health work.

  • Strategies to Mitigate Healthcare Personnel Staffing Shortages: Link
  • Interim Guidance for Managing Healthcare Personnel with SARS-CoV-2 Infection or Exposure to SARS-CoV-2: Link
  • Infection Control: Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2): Link
  • Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Healthcare Personnel During the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Pandemic: Link
  • CDC Coronavirus Disease 2019: Main Webpage
  • Preparing for Natural Disasters, Severe Weather, and COVID-19: Link
  • Guidance for Healthcare Workers about COVID-19 Testing: Link
  • Information for Healthcare Professionals about COVID-19: Link
  • Community, Work, and School COVID-19 Hub: Link
  • Staffing Resources and Guidance: Link
  • Healthcare Facilities: Managing Operations During the COVID-19 Pandemic: Link
  • Health Alert Network (HAN) Messages: Link
  • Strategies to Optimize the Supply of PPE and Equipment: Link
  • How Our Facility is Keeping Patients Safe from COVID-19: Flyer
  • I Wear a Mask Because: Link 
  • Vaccine Storage and Handling Toolkit: Link
  • Vaccinating Dialysis Patients and Healthcare Personnel: Handout

ESRD Network Program

  • Environmental Surface Disinfection Dialysis Audit Tool: Network 1|Network 2|Network 6|Network 9
  • Surface Disinfection Provider & Patient Resource: Guide
  • Coping with Infectious Disease Outbreaks in the Dialysis Setting: Handout
  • Sharing Best Practices and Addressing Transportation Barriers in Dialysis Patients during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Slides|Recording
  • Best Practices for Dialysis Facilities working with Nursing Homes Units during the COVID-19 Pandemic: Recording
  • Logisticare Best Practices during the COVID-19 Pandemic for Dialysis and Nursing Home patients: Recording
  • COVID-19 Screening and Management: Toolkit
  • Where to Find Credible Information About COVID-19: Handout
  • COVID-19 Pandemic Supplemental Training: Video
  • Emergency Transportation Options for Dialysis Patients Handout: Network 1|Network 2|Network 6|Network 9
  • Dialysis Audit Tool: Hand Hygiene with Sanitizer (English): Network 1|Network 2|Network 6|Network 9
  • Dialysis Audit Tool: Hand Hygiene with Sanitizer (Spanish): Network 1|Network 2|Network 6|Network 9
  • Hand Sanitizer Audit Tool Provider and Patient Resource: Guide
  • Transportation Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) for Dialysis Providers During COVID-19: By State

Other Resources

  • NYC Health Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19): Link
  • Tips to Overcoming COVID-19 Screening Fatigue: Checklist
  • How to Wear a Non-Medical Fabric Mask Safely: Infographic
  • Safer Gatherings During COVID-19: Link
  • COVID-19 Fact over Fiction: Link
  • ASN COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for a Surge: Link
  • ASN Information for Screening and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility: Link
Nursing Home Data
  • North Carolina - COVID-19 Ongoing Outbreaks in Congregate Living Settings: Link
  • Georgia - Long-Term Care Facility COVID-19 Reporting: Link
  • South Carolina - Nursing Home & Extended Care Facilities Impacted by COVID-19: Link

COVID-19 Outpatient Therapeutics

  • SPEED Website: Link
  • Bamlanivimab Baseball Card (highly recommend reviewing the links, especially Lilly playbook & Fact Sheet for Healthcare Providers): Link
  • Casirivimab/Imdevimab Baseball Cards: Link
  • Reimbursement Information: Link 1, Link 2