The IPRO ESRD Network of the South Atlantic is here for you during this unprecedented event. We will continue to provide resources that we believe will be beneficial to you.

Dialysis Patient Resources

Webinars for Kidney Patients

Upcoming Webinars

The Dialysis Patient Citizen (DPC) Education Center is hosting a webinar on APRIL 7 AT 4 PM: The COVID-19 Explosion - Lessons from New York - What Kidney Patients Should Know. You will have the opportunity to have questions answered during the webinar!
 Visit the DPC website for more information or to sign up for call details

Past Webinars

  The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hosted a Coronavirus and Kidney Patients webinar.
 Watch the Coronavirus and Kidney Patients Webinar

  The Dialysis Patient Citizen (DPC) Education Center hosted a webinar to educate kidney patients about COVID-19. You will learn about the CDC's Guidance for Dialysis Facilities and how facilities are working to prevent the spread of infection.
 View the Webinar Presentation Recording or the Webinar Presentation Slides

  NKF Chief Medical Officer Dr. Joseph Vassalotti answered questions live on Facebook. He addressed questions regarding what is known about the risk of coronavirus for people with kidney disease, specific concerns for people living with dialysis, and considerations for transplant recipients.
 View the Video on Facebook

Nurse Comforting Patient

IPRO ESRD Network of the South Atlantic
Network 6

Main Line: 919-463-4500
Patient Toll-Free: 800-524-7139
COVID-19 Patient Line: 516-507-8897
COVID-19 Facility Line: 516-567-0206
 ESRDNetwork6@ipro.us

Help for Patients in Crisis:

National:
 Suicide Prevention Lifeline
 1-800-273-8255

North Carolina:
 HopeLine NC
 1-877-235-4525

South Carolina:
 Suicide.org

Georgia:
 Suicide.org

Mental Health Resources

The outbreak of COVID-19 may be stressful for many people. You may find yourself overwhelmed with the amount of information coming out from multiple sources. Coping with stress in positive ways will make you, the people you care about, and your community stronger.

Take Care of Your Behavioral Health - this resource includes tips from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) for social distancing, quarantine, and isolation during an infectious disease outbreak.
Coping with Stress During Infection Disease Outbreaks - more tips from SAMHSA for knowing the signs of stress, how to relieve stress, and when to get help.
 Protecting Your Mental Health During the Coronavirus Outbreak - this resource includes information from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (AFSP) on taking care of your mental health in the face of uncertainty.
 New! - Find Your Next Online Support Group