Emergency Preparedness Resources

Emergency Preparedness Resources

Natural disasters, severe weather changes, and man-made threats are dangerous, strike quickly and often without warning. Dialysis patients and facilities face high risks during emergencies and it is imperative to be prepared. Our patients are dependent on water and power for dialysis treatment, two of the areas mostly affected in times of crisis. 


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Emergency Preparedness and E-Tags for Surveys
Emergency Preparedness... It's Survey Time
Patient Education - Emergency Disconnet 
CQISCO - Emergency Preparedness Presentation- June 2018
Emergency Preparedness - "Clamp and Cut" and Evacuation
Having Emergency Preparedness Discussions with Staff
NEW CMS Requirement for Emergency Preparedness
KCER CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule Training - Presentation Handouts 
Treading the Waters of Hurricane Harvey 

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Quick Links
CDC Tools: Winter Weather Check List
Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis
Emergency Diet Guidelines 
Kidney Community Emergency Response

Network Resources
Network 1 - CT, ME, MA, NH, RI, VT
Network 2 - New York
Network 3 - New Jersey
Network 4 - Delaware, Pennsylvania 



Facility Resources Patient Education
Government Resources
The Federal Register
Office of the Secretary of Preparedness and Response 
HHS on Disaster Response/ Preparedness 

Emergency Preparedness Rule
Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call 
Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Facilities Guide 
Disaster Preparedness 

Renal Network
An Emergency Preparedness Guide for Dialysis & Transplant Patients 
A Guide for Chronic Dialysis Facilities 

Crosswalk of Final Rule for Dialysis Facilities - Updated April 2017
Emergency Prep Knowledge Center - Healthcare Ready 
Toolbox for Emergency Management in Dialysis - University of Florida
National Kidney Emergency Coalition Emergency Data Set - RSN
Dialysis Patient ID Card - KCER
Four Keys to Being Prepared - Network 8
Safe Tanker Water for Dialysis - CDC

Webinar Recording - KCER 
Emergency Preparedness and Kidney Disease 
Tues. September 20, 2016 
Speakers: Beverly Whittet, RN, CDN, CPHQ and Peter Traub, BA, BS

Templates and Checklists 

From Networks
Disaster Plan Template - Network 11 
Disaster Preparedness Needs Assessment Template - Network 13 HSAG
Shelter Triage Checklist - Network 13 HSAG
IPRO Plan Template - Network 8
Provider To-Do Checklist - Network 8
National Kidney Foundation 
Disaster Preparedness Brochure 

Outreach and Education in Disaster Planning

Emergency Readiness for People with Disabilities 
Dialysis Care After a Disaster 
Infection Control for Peritoneal Dialysis Patients After A Disaster 

Disaster Safety for People with Disabilities Redfin
Preparing Makes Sense for People with Disabilities & Special Needs FEMA
Senior Emergency Preparedness American Red Cross
Disaster Plans Should Include Those with Mental Illness PsychCentral
Hurricane for Kids - Safety Resources, Facts & Projects Home Advisor


Are you Prepared Poster (English) 
Are you Prepared Poster (Spanish) 

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