Notify Network of Emergencies

Wildfire season is here, and CMS requires all ESRD Networks to track the status of facility operations, and patient access to treatment, during emergency events at all facilities.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis, are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.

You are reminded never to put PHI or PII in an email or online form.  Examples include patient name or initials, birthdate, SSN, and other identifying information.

5/22 HSAG Webinar on Dialysis During Disasters

The Health Services Advisory Group will present a May 22, 2019 webinar on Dialysis During Disasters: The KCER Program.  Find more information and register at https://hsagonline.webex.com/mw3300/mywebex/default.do?nomenu=true&siteurl=hsagonline&service=6&rnd=0.7966972207752958&main_url=https%3A%2F%2Fhsagonline.webex.com%2Fec3300%2Feventcenter%2Fevent%2FeventAction.do%3FtheAction%3Ddetail%26%26%26EMK%3D4832534b0000000456969e3e20f1f1940b9e65cd56c9568a782ca4a89f6fee4fd1541f22ca06dc52%26siteurl%3Dhsagonline%26confViewID%3D124175975841833421%26encryptTicket%3DSDJTSwAAAAQNV5M70e-J8VlqfacdON7uct5Kw2Gna-3JdJWrLP2NBw2%26.

4/24 CDC Webinar on Disparities and Preparedness

CDC’s Emergency Partners Information Connection (EPIC) will hold an April 24, 2019 webinar on Cultural Competence in Preparedness Planning.  When a disaster strikes a community, it often affects people of minority cultural backgrounds disproportionately.  Cultural competency can help public health communicators reduce this disparity.  Find more details and register for the webinar at https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/webinar_20190424.asp.  See https://emergency.cdc.gov/epic/learn/index.asp for recordings of past EPIC webinars.

Required Emergency Notifications

Unusual snow and cold are afflicting most of western Washington and Oregon, and are forecast to continue for at least a week.  (In the rest of Network 16 it’s not unusual.)  CMS requires Networks to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events at all facilities.  If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away.

CW New User Training, QIP, Newsletter

CROWNWeb has announced that their next New User Training session will be held on December 11, 2018.  Find details and register at http://mycrownweb.org/pcw_lems/dec-2018-crownweb-new-user-training/.

The December 2018 CROWNWeb Newsletter is also available, at http://mycrownweb.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/December_2018_Newsletter_V1.7-508.pdf.  This issues includes articles on:

  • A Clinical FAQ on Post-Weight Dialysis Assessment date.
  • Scheduled CROWNWeb Clinical Closure Dates; note that your Network may require earlier data entry in some situations.