Current and Emerging Threats (CET) Mission
To enhance the quality of life for people with kidney failure by engaging nephrologists as team leaders in transformational change that continuously improves the safety of life sustaining dialysis, specifically in the area of current and emerging bacterial, viral, and fungal threats which impact immunocompromised individuals with chronic kidney disease.
Public Health Emergency Transition Roadmap
Based on current COVID-19 trends, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is planning for the federal Public Health Emergency (PHE) for COVID-19 to expire at the end of the day on May 11, 2023. Our response to the spread of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, remains a public health priority, however, HHS will transition away from the emergency phase.
Influenza (Flu) Resources
Be sure to take care of your health and your patients this flu season and check out the latest guidance, resources, and updates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website today!
Statement on Immunizations from the ASN
ASN encourages all health professionals who interact with kidney patients to follow immunization recommendations from the CDC in order to reduce the risks from vaccine-preventable illnesses in people with kidney diseases.
Review the Statement on Immunizations in the Kidney Community to learn more about the recommendations for adult immunizations.
ACIP Vaccine-Specific Recommendations and Publications
The CDC provides vaccine-specific recommendations through their Advisory Committe on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Check out the latest ACIP recommendations using the link below. In addition, updates are published in “Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports” (MMWR). Search the MMWR publication for the most recent articles. Several suggested publications are provided with the buttons below.
CET Resource Library Highlights
Standardization of Blood Culture Collection for Patients Receiving In-Center Hemodialysis
This document, developed by a workgroup of the ASN’s Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS), seeks to provide an accessible summary of information from published guidelines, reports and studies. Sample protocols for obtaining blood cultures and communication tools are provided. Collectively the information is intended to provide a reference for dialysis facilities as they develop facility-specific procedures, policies and protocols.