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COVID-19 Patient Resources

The Doctor Will See You Now: Telemedicine Makes It Easy (PDF) Pharmacy Patient FAQ (PDF) COVID-19—Prescription Resources (MAP) (PDF) KCER Patient Emergency Identification Card (PDF) Re-Opening America: What Patients Should Know About Seeking Healthcare (English/Spanish) COVID-19 Frequently...

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Dialysis Patient ID Cards - Network 13

Type patient information into this ID card template and print locally for patient identification during an emergency.

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Earthquakes: Protecting Your Family English and Spanish

This brochure provides seven steps to protect your family during an earthquake. It is written in both Spanish and English.

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist and Tips

An emergency can happen at a moment’s notice. Act now and prepare before disaster strikes! This checklist will help you get started.

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Emergency Preparedness Checklist and Tips—Poster

An emergency can happen at a moment’s notice. Act now and prepare before disaster strikes! this checklist will help you get started.

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Getting Medical Care and Prescription Drugs in a Disaster or Emergency Area

If you live in an area that's been declared an emergency or disaster, the usual rules for your medical care may change for a short time. Learn more here.

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KCER Watch

This monthly newsletter highlights the top and trending topics in emergency preparedness and safety for ESRD patients and providers.

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Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition Website (English)

The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website provides education, tools, and resources for patients related to emergency planning, including information on patient hotlines and community help.

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Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition Website (Spanish)

The area of the Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website provides Spanish language education, tools, and resources for providers related to emergency planning, including mental health resources and information about, and for, community partners.

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National Disaster Distress Hotline

SAMHSA’s Disaster Distress Helpline provides crisis counseling and support to people experiencing emotional distress related to natural or human-caused disasters. This page provides information on this service including brochures, wallet cards, and disaster kits for download.

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Patient Car Placard - Network 13

This car placard can be used by dialysis and transplant patients to identify their vehicles to emergency responders and others during a disaster.

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Preparese para Emergencias: Una guia para personas en dialisis

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier. This Spanish language CMS guide includes information including, how to prepare for an emergency, how to disinfect water, and a list of helpful contacts for more information.

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Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis (English)

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier. This CMS guide includes information including, how to prepare for an emergency, how to disinfect water, and a list of helpful contacts for more information.

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Radiation: Emergency Preparedness and Response

Radioactive contamination and radiation exposure could occur if radioactive materials are released into the environment as the result of an accident, an event in nature, or an act of terrorism. Such a release could expose people and contaminate their surroundings and personal property.

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Save A Life: ESRD Fact Sheet for Emergency Preparedness

Kidney failure, often called End Stage Renal Disease or “ESRD,” is a life-threatening condition. Individuals with kidney failure require either medications to prevent rejection of a transplanted kidney, or, if they have not received a transplant, regular repeated dialysis treatments to clean the blood supply as frequently as three to four times a week. Missing even a few treatments can result in severe illness or even death for an individual with kidney failure needing dialysis.

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SF 72 - San Francisco Emergency

SF72 is a website for emergency preparedness. Users will find information about what to do in an emergency, simple steps to get connected, and useful guides to help prepare for the first 72 hours after a disaster.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Hurricane Preparedness Newsletter 2020

This Special Edition Hurricane issue highlights how to prepare and practice an emergency plan, the importance of making alternative arrangements for dialysis treatments before an emergency, preparing a 3-day meal plan, and more.

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SPECIAL EDITION: Hurricane Preparedness Newsletter 2020 (Spanish)

This Special Edition Hurricane (Spanish) issue highlights how to prepare and practice an emergency plan, the importance of making alternative arrangements for dialysis treatments before an emergency, preparing a 3-day meal plan, and more.

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Transplant Patient ID Cards - Network 13

Type patient information into this ID card template and print locally for patient identification during an emergency.

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