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ASN leads the fight to prevent, treat, and cure kidney diseases throughout the world by educating health professionals and scientists, advancing research and innovation, communicating new knowledge, and advocating for the highest quality care for patients.

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COVID-19 ASN Spotlight

Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) Compendium
ASN/HHS COVID-19 Scarce Resources Roundtable and Summary Report
With guidance from the AKI!Now Steering Committee, the American Society of Nephrology (ASN) has launched the AKI Compendium, designed to promote excellence in the prevention and treatment of acute kidney injury (AKI). The American Society of Nephrology (ASN) in partnership with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) hosted two 90-minute sessions with clinicians who were practicing in the acute in-hospital nephrology setting and experiencing a surge in COVID-19 outbreaks.

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The CDC has updated the Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities.

The updated changes include:
  • Screening recommendations to include asking about exposure to others with SARS-CoV-2 infection.
  • Added recommendation for universal use of eye protection (in addition to a medical facemask) during the care of all patients for healthcare personnel (HCP) working in facilities located in communities with moderate to substantial SARS-CoV-2 transmission.
  • Added language that protective eyewear (e.g., safety glasses, trauma glasses) with gaps between glasses and the face likely do not protect eyes from all splashes and sprays.
  • Added recommendations for how dialysis facilities should respond to newly identified patients and HCP with SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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CDC vaccination recommendations for 2020-2021

CDC recommendations for routine use of vaccines in children, adolescents, and adults are developed by the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)

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Nephrologists Transforming Dialysis Safety (NTDS)

Press Contact:
Christine Feheley
Media and Communications
ASN Alliance for Kidney Health
Phone: 202-640-4638
Fax: 202-637-9793