COVID-19 Response

COVID-19 Response Overview

The ASN Response Team COVID-19 portal includes many important resources for the Kidney Community. Resources such as CDC information pertinent to kidney professionals and patients, CMS COVID-19 updates, resources developed by the ASN Response Team, publications, and journal articles. These resources can be found in the COVID-19 section of the resource library.

 Spotlight

ASN/HHS COVID-19 Scarce Resources Roundtable

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted two 90-minute sessions with clinicians who were practicing in the acute in-hospital nephrology setting and experiencing a surge in COVID-19 outbreaks.

National COVID-19 Preparedness Plan (March 2022)

The U.S. government has released an update to the COVID-19 National Strategy Plan which will help move America forward safely.

ASN/HHS COVID-19 Scarce Resources Roundtable

shared resources table

The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted two 90-minute sessions with clinicians who were practicing in the acute in-hospital nephrology setting and experiencing a surge in COVID-19 outbreaks. The roundtable sessions explored challenges, lessons learned, and sought to identify best practices in acute in-hospital nephrology settings experiencing an acute and or a prolonged surge in COVID-19 outbreaks. Numerous treatment and logistical areas were explored, lessons learned were discussed, and participants shared recommendations for the future as facilities continue to care for patients through this and future pandemics.

ASN COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for a Surge

COVID-19 Toolkit for Nephrology Clinicians: Preparing for the Surge.

In response to the increasing COVID-19 spread across the United States, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) COVID-19 Response Team has curated the following recommendations developed by nephrologists and nephrology team members. We hope that by sharing these promising practices for the care of patients receiving renal replacement therapy (RRT), the reader will be assisted by the experiences of professionals who were on the front lines early in the COVID-19 pandemic. The information and resources contained in this Toolkit discuss general considerations across nephrology care settings, outpatient dialysis, dialysis in the acute setting, urgent start peritoneal dialysis, home dialysis, and the care of the transplant patient.

ASN COVID-19 Roundtable: Outpatient Therapeutics Webinar

Recorded: Friday, February 11, 2022 During this webinar, representatives from Massachusetts General Hospital, HHS, and the Mayo Clinic discuss what is currently known about new outpatient therapeutics for treatment of COVID-19 in people receiving dialysis

Pursuing Mental Wellness: The Impact of COVID-19 on Dialysis Facility Staff

Posted September 10, 2021

The impact of COVID-19 on all of us has been profound. For many health care providers, compassion fatigue became a reality. In pursuit of wellness for all health care providers, this online module provides resources to understand and manage compassion fatigue.

 COVID-19 Online Learning

 COVID-19 Resource Library Highlights

ASN COVID-19 Resources

Recommendations 2 links
COVID-19 Webinars 18 links
ASN COVID-19 Podcasts 17 links
Kidney Week 1 link
ASN in the News 11 links
Other 3 links

CDC COVID-19 Information

General Information 3 links
Information for Healthcare Personnel 13 links
Patient Safety 3 links
Personal Protective Equipment 4 links
Recommendations 10 links
Vaccination 1 link

CMS COVID-19 Updates

COVID-19 Immunization

COVID-19 Vaccines and Therapeutics

Vaccine Mandate Information 2 links
Vaccine Resources 7 links
Vaccine and Therapeutics Webinars 3 links
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) COVID-19 Vaccine and Theraputic Resources 5 links

Other Healthcare Organizations on COVID-19

State and Local Emergency Management Contacts 2 links
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Guidance 4 links
Professional Organizations 6 links
Government Entities 7 links

Publications Focusing on COVID-19

ASN Journals 2 links
Preprint Articles 1 link
Open Access Articles/Databases 1 link
Outpatient Dialysis 3 links
Inpatient Dialysis/AKI 3 links
Home Dialysis 4 links
Transplant 10 links
General 7 links

COVID-19 Widgets