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Updated January 31, 2021

COVID-19 Resource and
Education Center

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to take its toll on our nation and healthcare systems, we will continue providing the most up-to-date, valuable information to our employees, physicians, and patients. We are working hard to get access to as many doses as possible of the COVID-19 vaccine for our frontline workers and the patients we serve.

Understanding the Facts About COVID-19 Vaccines

Reflecting on the COVID-19 Volunteer Experience

Director of Operations and Registered Nurse, Allison, watched COVID-19 intensify in New Jersey this spring and felt compelled to rally a team to volunteer. The team left their home clinics in North Carolina and traveled north to support patients and local staff. They share the life-changing impact the experience had on them.

Innovating to Keep Our Patients Safe

As flu season begins amid the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, leading health experts are raising concerns around addressing two serious illnesses at the same time.

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Evidence suggests that COVID-19 not only damages the lungs, but also the kidneys, resulting in emergency dialysis.

We have taken steps to expand teleheath and other technologies to reduce the possibility of exposure with in-person visits.

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We are providing dialysis machines to hospitals due to increase in patients with acute kidney injury.

Important Steps We've Implemented for Our Patients and Staff

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All individuals entering the center are screened for fever and cough, as well as for potential COVID-19 contact risk. Any individuals who are COVID-19 positive or identified as persons under investigation (PUIs) are transferred to receive their dialysis in a separate environment or a hospital.

PATIENT SAFETY
Strict handwashing on entering and leaving the center is firmly enforced. All patients are asked to wear masks while in the center waiting room and treatment area.

STAFF SAFETY
All staff members wear masks, full protective gowns, and gloves while in close contact with patients in any area.

CENTER SAFETY
Our centers are intensively disinfected on a daily basis and visitors are not currently permitted.

Evidence-based Insights

Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) is a novel betacoronavirus that causes coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).

Specimens from patients with suspected coronavirus disease 2019(COVID-19) undergo real-time reverse transcriptase–polymerasechain reaction (RT-PCR) testing for severe acute respiratorysyndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) RNA detection.

Although the scope and scale of theCOVID-19crisis is unique, the lessons learned in responding to both natural disasters and the previous SARS and MERS outbreaks have been essential to the pandemic plan.

Helpful Resources and FAQs to Support Patient Care

Bringing together leading experts at the forefront of kidney disease research and patient care, Field Notes is an engaging forum discussing the latest developments, innovations, and trends that seek to improve outcomes and quality of life for individuals living with chronic disease.

Showing Support for Our Staff and Families

During this unprecedented time, it's important to acknowledge those who continue to provide life-sustaining dialysis care for our patients across the country. TheFMCNA Family Projectis a great opportunity for you and your loved ones to share a letter or artwork to show your support for all the front-line staff working in our centers. Additionally, for families looking to educate their children about kidney disease,The Kidney Kid Initiativeprovides fun, interactive resources to do so in the comfort of your home.

The Kidney Kid Initiative educates children and their parents or guardians about their kidneys with the help of superheroes.

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Now more than ever, it’s important to find great team members. As we implement safeguards to keep our patients and colleagues safe, we have also transitioned our hiring process to a virtual environment.

With the FMCNA Family Project, you and your loved ones can show your support for staff working daily to keep our patients safe.