Tools & Resources
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Facility Tools to Prepare Patients
- Patient Wristband Identification
- Are You READY?
- R is for Rx (Prescriptions). Keep a list of all medicines you take. Always have a week’s supply on hand.
- E is for E.R. Go to the emergency room if you have serious problems. Here’s a list to remind you.
- A is for access to people & places. Make a list of phone numbers most important to you.
- D is for diet & liquids. Keep safe supplies on hand. When you can’t go to dialysis, you can’t drink much at all!
- Y is for YOU! Make a plan with family, friends & neighbors to stay safe.
- Facility Emergency Preparedness & Communication Tools
- Disaster Plan Checklist 2013
- Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Facilities – CMS
- The Joint Commission Emergency Management Standards
- ESRD Patient Emergency Planning Checklist
- Evacuating Yourself and Your Family
- Evacuate or Stay at Home
- Home Preparation Tips for Weather Emergencies
- 3 Day Emergency Diet – English – Spanish
- United States Environmental Protection Agency: Drinking Water and Wastewater Resilience
- CDC: Drinking Water Advisory Communication Toolbox
- Boil Water Advisory
- DO NOT eat high potassium foods on the emergency diet. Missing one or two treatments can cause patients potassium to increase rapidly. During an emergency diet your potassium intake should be cut in half to <500 mg/day to avoid the accumulation of chemicals and fluid in your blood due to missing treatments.
- For more nutrition information visit: U.S. Department of Agriculture Food List
- If you have questions – ask your dietitian!
- Emergency Preparedness Checklist and Tips Poster – English | Spanish
- Are You Prepared? – Flyer from the KCER Training & Exercise Committee
- Emergency Disconnect Procedure for In-Center Hemodialysis Patients
- Additional Emergency Preparedness Resources
Prepare for Emergencies Now: Information to Get Ready. From Texas Ready.Gov
Dialysis Facility Resources:
- The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition: Information for the Healthcare Provider
- Texas Department Health and Human Services (TDHHS)
- Texas Health and Human Service: End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) Facility Emergency Rule Exception Request
- Texas Regional Advisory Councils (RAC) for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)/COVID-19 Resources
- State of Texas Emergency Assistance Registry (STEAR) (formerly Transportation Assistance Registry (TAR))Patients can register for services by calling 2-1-1 from any landline or toll free at 1-877-541-7905
- Texas Ready Resource
- Make a Plan
- Unpredictable Incidents – Intentional & Accidental
- Natural Disasters
- Mental Health: Emotional Impact of Disasters
- Video: Wildfires, hurricanes, tornadoes, and flash floods are all common occurrences in Texas. Are you prepared? Having an emergency plan can help save lives and make it easier to recover from a disaster.
- Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis – English | Spanish
- Natural Disasters and Severe Weather Floods
- Boil Water Advisory
- Emergency Water Supply Planning Guide for Hospitals and Healthcare Facilities online or English or Spanish (PDF)
- Drinking Water Advisory Community Tool box
- Make Water Safe – After natural disasters
- Drink Safe Water – After natural disasters
- Food, Water, Sanitation and Hygiene Information
Disaster Preparedness Video
- The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition (KCER) Emergency Hotline: 866-901-3773 (Toll-free)
- Emergency Preparedness Checklist and Tips Poster
- KCER “What If” Patient Engagement Emergency Activities
- KCER Emergency Preparedness Resources