Outpatient Dialysis

It is important to stay informed about COVID-19 to prevent introduction and minimize spread of COVID-19 in your dialysis facility. As part of routine infection control, outpatient dialysis facilities should have established policies and procedures to reduce the spread of contagious respiratory pathogens. Resources on this page are intended to provide support and guidance to complement current facility policies and procedures.

Federal Guidance

Frontline Staff Toolkit for Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities CDC has released this toolkit to highlight the importance of infection prevention and control practices in outpatient dialysis facilities to slow the spread of COVID-19. The toolkit includes 3 educational videos on infection prevention, PPE, and screening and patient placement that can be viewed as a set or in segments as time allows. Staff who are having frequent patient interactions and providing direct care in outpatient hemodialysis facilities are encouraged to watch and learn more about everyday infection prevention practices, as well as some additional practices that are essential during COVID-19

CDC Infection Prevention and Control in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities

CDC COVID-19 Outpatient Dialysis Facility Preparedness Assessment Tool

CMS Guidance for Infection Control and Prevention of COVID-19 in Dialysis Facilities