Current and Emerging Threats (CET)

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.


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FDA authorizes changes to simplify use of Bivalent mRNA COVID-19 vaccines.

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration amended the emergency use authorizations (EUAs) of the Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 bivalent mRNA vaccines to simplify the vaccination schedule for most individuals. This action includes authorizing the current bivalent vaccines (original and omicron BA.4/BA.5 strains) to be used for all doses administered to individuals 6 months of age and older, including for an additional dose or doses for certain populations. The monovalent Moderna and Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccines are no longer authorized for use in the United States

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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!

ACIP Vaccine-Specific Recommendations and Publications

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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

Blood Culture Bottles.

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.

  CET Online Learning Resources

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