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.
Emergency Planning and Response for Dialysis Centers and Opioid Treatment Programs (OTP): This video will educate Dialysis and OTP facilities on responding to events that can impact operations and on emergency preparedness before, response to, and after a critical event. The video is presented by three different subject matter experts from Emergency Management, as well as the Dialysis and OTP communities and includes topics such as recognition of an event that would compromise the provision of critical services, patient and staff communications, and service recovery.
Personal Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis: This video provides 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.
North HELP Coalition Dialysis "White Paper” (PDF): North HELP 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) (PDF): 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) Program: The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Program provides technical assistance to End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Networks, kidney organizations, and other groups to ensure timely and efficient disaster preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community. The KCER Program's disaster preparedness resources help save lives, improve outcomes, empower patients and families, educate healthcare workers, build partnerships with stakeholders, promote readiness in the community, and support the ESRD Network. KCER is a program of the End Stage Renal Disease National Coordinating Center under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
North HELP Coalition:The North HELP Coalition is a collaboration of community, healthcare and emergency management partners who work to improve the resiliency of the NYC outpatient dialysis (OPD) sector through preparedness activities and advocacy efforts. The Coalition is led by the Mount Sinai Health System and grant funded through a federal award administered by the New York City Department of Health.