Dialysis Centers play an essential role in planning for and responding to a citywide public health emergency. Here you will find information, tools and resources to improve mitigation, response, and recovery during emergencies.
Emergency Operation Plan (EOP) for Dialysis Centers
Update your facility’s Emergency Operation Plan by customizing the following templates.
Personal Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis: Patient gives the viewer tips on preparedness planning for people with end stage renal disease. Topics include special diet considerations, communications, supplies needed for power outage events, and where and how to obtain emergency preparedness resources.
NorthHelp Coalition Dialysis “White Paper”: NorthHelp is a coalition of healthcare facilities that serve dialysis patients. Their “White Paper” Report describes the roles and responsibilities of City, State, and Federal Agencies during an emergency.
Planning for Emergencies (A Guide for People with Chronic Kidney Disease): The National Kidney Foundation is dedicated to preventing kidney and urinary tract diseases, improving the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by kidney disease and increasing the availability of all organs for transplantation. Dialysis treatment can be disrupted by natural disasters (blizzards, earthquakes, floods, hurricanes, tornadoes, etc.) as well as by other types of emergency situations, such as electrical power blackouts. This guide provides information for patients and providers on how to prepare for emergencies including diet, emergency phone lists, medication tips, and special considerations based on the type of disaster.
Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition: The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition is a national group of volunteers organized to ultimately assist CMS in meeting the goal to ensure the right care for every patient every time; and to promote the goals of the ESRD Network Program, including improving the quality and safety of dialysis-related services provided for individuals with end stage renal disease. This resource provides useful information for both professionals and patients including Patient Identification cards, alerts & recall notifications, maps of local emergency management resources, and emergency preparedness training.
Learn how to cope with stressful and traumatic events. The stress from unexpected emergencies can be overwhelming, but if we are mentally and emotionally prepared, we can manage better. Learn more to understand what you can do to cope with disasters and other stressful and traumatic events.
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