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  • Fecal Microbiota for Transplantation: Safety Alert - Regarding Additional Safety Protections Pertaining to SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    FDA is informing health care providers and patients of the potential risk of transmission of SARS-CoV-2 virus by the use of fecal microbiota for transplantation (FMT) and that FDA has determined that additional safety protections are needed.

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  • FDA Alerts Patients and Health Care Professionals of EpiPen Auto-Injector Errors Related to Device Malfunctions and User Administration

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020

    FDA is alerting patients, caregivers and health care professionals that EpiPen 0.3mg and EpiPen Jr 0.15mg auto-injectors, and the authorized generic versions, may potentially have delayed injection or be prevented from properly injecting due to:

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  • Beware of Fraudulent Coronavirus Tests, Vaccines and Treatments

    Wednesday, March 25, 2020
    While many Americans are sheltering at home to help “flatten the curve” and slow the spread of coronavirus disease (also called COVID-19), they might be tempted to buy or use questionable products that claim to help diagnose, treat, cure, and even prevent COVID-19.

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  • CME America Recalls BodyGuard Microset Infusion Sets for the BodyGuard Infusion Pump System Due to Risk of Under-Infusion

    Thursday, March 19, 2020

    The FDA has identified this as a Class I recall, the most serious type of recall. Use of these devices may cause serious injuries or death.

    CME America has identified that specific Microset Infusion Sets, Catalog Number A120-003XYVA, which have an extended section of tubing longer than standard lengths, prohibitively restrict medication flow to the pumping chamber of the infusion pump.

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  • Class II recall of ten lots of the Revaclear Capillary Dialyzer 300

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    The FDA has announced the Class II recall of ten lots of the Revaclear Capillary Dialyzer 300, product code 114745L, UDI 07332414123055, because of possible particulate matter inclusions.  Lot Numbers are C419124901, C419125001, C419125101, C419125201, C419125401, C419125501, C419125601, C419125801, C419126001, and C419126401.

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  • CDC COVID-19 Fact Sheets

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    Print resources from the CDC about COVID-19.

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  • ASN - COVID-19 Awareness Poster

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020
    To assist with the sharing of information within the dialysis facility, ASN has created the attached COVID-19 awareness poster for facility use.

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  • Information for Screening and Management of COVID-19 in the Outpatient Dialysis Facility

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    ASN continues to receive questions about the management of patients with confirmed or suspected COVID-19. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has posted guidance for healthcare settings, Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings . These FAQs were drafted for dialysis facilities based on current CDC guidance.

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  • Interim Additional Guidance for Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Suspected or Confirmed COVID-19 in Outpatient Hemodialysis Facilities

    Wednesday, March 11, 2020

    These recommendations should be used with the CDC’s Interim Infection Prevention and Control Recommendations for Patients with Confirmed Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) or Persons Under Investigation for COVID-19 in Healthcare Settings. This information is provided to clarify COVID-19 infection prevention and control (IPC) recommendations that are specific to outpatient hemodialysis facilities. This information complements, but does not replace, the general IPC recommendations for COVID-19.

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  • Updated Guidance on Evaluating and Testing Persons for Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)

    Monday, March 9, 2020

    This CDC Health Alert Network (HAN) Update highlights guidance and recommendations for evaluating and identifying patients who should be tested for COVID-19 that were shared on March 4, 2020, on the CDC COVID-19 website at www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-nCoV/hcp/clinical-criteria.htmlIt supersedes the guidance and recommendations provided in CDC’s HAN 428 distributed on February 28, 2020.

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