6/30+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19.  This week:

  • ESRD NCC half-hour “Quickinars” for patients and providers.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.
      • Tuesday, June 30, 2020, 2-2:30 pm PDT, Quickinar for patients on Surviving and Coping with the Aftermath of COVID-19.
      • Wednesday, July 1, 2020, noon-1:15 pm PDT, Quickinar for providers on Dialyzing Patients in Skilled Nursing Homes During COVID-19.  Co-sponsored by CMS.  1 CEU available.
  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Call:

For recordings of past CMS events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.

New COVID-19 Resources: Telehealth, Patient Safety

We’ve added several new COVID-19 resources to our collection, two for providers on Telehealth and a cartoon to explain what’s going on to patients who’ve been out of the loop about the Coronavirus:

6/23+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19.  This week:

  • ESRD NCC half-hour “Quickinars” for patients and providers, 2-2:30 pm PDT.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.
      • Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Quickinar for patients on Kidney Patient Financial Help: Before, During, and After COVID-19.
      • Wednesday, June 24, 2020 Quickinar for providers on COVID-19 Dialysis Unit Strategies.
  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Calls:

For recordings of past events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts.

6/25 DPC Webinar on Bone Minerals

Dialysis Patient Citizens will present a June 25, 2020 webinar on Bone Mineral Disorder: Calcium, Vitamin D, and Phosphorus and its interactions with Kidney Disease and DIet.  Find more information at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/education-webinar/bone-mineral-disorder-calcium-vitamin-d-and-phosphorus/ and RSVP at https://www.dpcedcenter.org/news-events/education-webinars/signup/.

Summer 2020 Network Patient Newsletters

ESRD Networks 16 and 18 have prepared their Summer 2020 patient newsletters.  Major articles and sidebars for summer include:

  • COVID-19: a New World for Dialysis Patients.
  • Telehealth: How to connect virtually with your healthcare providers. 
  • Are you up to date on all your vaccines?
  • How to Report Patient Grievances.
  • How to Get Our Newsletter! and Join Our Blog!
  • Introduction to The KidneyHub.org Mobile Tool (Network 16).
  • Invitation to Get Involved! in helping the Network improve patient care (Network 18).

Find Network 16 patient newsletters, in English and Spanish, at https://nwrn.org/patients-a-family/ptedres/quarterly-patient-newsletter.html.

Find Network 18 patient newsletters, in English and Spanish, at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/patients/newsletters/.

HDC Post on Telehealth and Home Dialysis

Home Dialysis Central has published a new blog post called Getting the Most out of Telehealth for Home Dialysis Patients, describing what’s covered and what isn’t by COVID-19-related and other laws and waivers, what current facility policies are likely to be, features to be taken advantage of, and tips for success.  Find the post at https://homedialysis.org/news-and-research/blog/363-getting-the-most-out-of-telehealth-for-home-dialysis-patient.

New NCC Kidney Patient Web Hub

NCC has created an internet “hub” for patient education information, their ESRD NCC Patient Web Tool, to help people find resources created by patients for patients.  It’s major subsections include COVID-19. transplant, home dialysis, infection prevention, well-being, new patient information, and the Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition or KCER.  Find it at https://thekidneyhub.org/.

6/2+ COVID-19 Weekly Webinars

A number of organizations have been hosting weekly webinars on COVID-19, but they’re now winding down.  This week:

  • This week’s CMS Stakeholder Engagement Calls have been announced, but they don’t mention a dialysis-specific call this week.  The only calls they’ve announced are:

For recordings of past events, see https://www.cms.gov/Outreach-and-Education/Outreach/OpenDoorForums/PodcastAndTranscripts0/4-21-cms-shareholder-engagement-calls/.

  • While they haven’t announced that they’ve discontinued their series, topics for this week’s Coalition for Compassionate Care of California hour-long COVID Conversations haven’t been announced.  For recordings of past events, and additional CCCC resources, see https://coalitionccc.org/covid-conversations-education/.
  • ESRD NCC half-hour “Quickinars” for providers and patients are about hurricanes this week, a problem which seldom bothers us here on the West Coast.   Find the latest information, recordings of past Quickinars, and register for current presentations at https://esrdncc.org/quickinars.

It sounds like these resources are winding down.

6/3 AAKP HealthLine on COVID-19, Kidneys, and Diet

AAKP wll present a June 3, 2020 HealthLine webinar on Nutrition and COVID-19: The Importance of Keeping It Kidney Friendly, an educational webinar featuring healthcare professionals and patient experts on how to select the proper kidney-friendly foods and stay your healthiest during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Register at https://register.gotowebinar.com/register/770353437633100557.  Find more information about AAKP HealthLine, including recordings of previous webinars, at https://aakp.org/programs-and-events/aakp-healthline/.