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ASPR TRACIE Health Emergency Preparedness Information Gateway

When disasters strike, dialysis and healthcare facilities will need time to recover from the damage. This includes staff who may have been affected by the disaster and are challenged in their ability to report to work. These resources highlight lessons learned from recent events, information on...

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ASPR TRACIE HIPAA Emergency Fact Vulnerability Assessment Tool

This guide is designed to answer frequently asked questions regarding the release of information about patients following an incident.

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Call Materials: Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule Training Call (4/27/17)

Recording, slides, and transcript from the CMS National Provider Call that took place on April 27, 2017 covering the Emergency Preparedness Requirements Final Rule.

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CDC: Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA)

Clinician Outreach and Communication Activity (COCA) provides timely, accurate, and credible information to clinicians related to emergency preparedness and response and emerging public health threats. COCA fosters partnerships with national clinician organizations to strengthen information-sharing networks before, during, and after a public health emergency.

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CMS Emergency Preparedness Rule

KCER has helpful tools and resources to help you understand the new CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule and to help you implement by the November 2017 deadline.

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Department of Homeland Security

This is the Homeland Security website which provides information and resources for disaster readiness.

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Disaster Preparedness: A Guide for Chronic Dialysis Facilities (Second Edition)

This provider manual is organized according to the principles of emergency management: Mitigation, Preparedness, Response, and Recovery.

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Don’t Make It an Emergency When You Have an Emergency

This webinar contains information on the Emergency Preparedness E-tags, with definitions and specific examples from the Arizona Department of Health Surveyor, Mike Wilkinson.

(50 minutes)

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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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KCER: Emergency 3-Day Kidney Diet

This document outlines a recommended 3-day emergency diet for dialysis patients.

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KCER: Emergency 3-Day Kidney Diet - Spanish

This Spanish language document outlines a recommended 3-day emergency diet for dialysis patients.

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KCER: Save A Life - Emergency Preparedness and Kidney Disease

Kidney failure, often called end stage renal disease (ESRD), is a life-threatening condition. This document provides an overview of emergency preparedness needs related to ESRD patients.

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Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition Website

The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition website provides 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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Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition - 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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Management of Crush Injuries

Crush injury and crush syndrome may result from structural collapse during and earthquake.  This document presents way to manage crush injury and crush syndrome in patients.

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NW 13 Dialysis Disaster Poster

A poster that can be placed in your dialysis facility that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for dialysis patient and family disaster planning.

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NW 13 Dialysis Disaster Poster - Spanish

A Spanish language poster that can be placed in your dialysis facility that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for dialysis patient and family disaster planning.

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NW 13 Transplant Disaster Poster

Place this poster that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for kidney transplant patient and family disaster planning in your transplant facility.

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NW 13 Transplant Disaster Poster - Spanish

A Spanish language poster that can be placed in your transplant facility that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for kidney transplant patient and family disaster planning.

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NW 13 Transplant Disaster Poster - Spanish(2)

A Spanish language poster that can be placed in your transplant facility that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for kidney transplant patient and family disaster planning.

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NW 13 Transplant Disaster Poster(2)

A poster that can be placed in your transplant facility that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for kidney transplant patient and family disaster planning.

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NW 15 State Survey Emergency Preparedness ESRD Dialysis Facility Survey Preparation Worksheet

This survey preparation worksheet is provided to assist dialysis facilities ensure that they will be able to meet all emergency preparedness requirements. At the time of a survey, a facility will be scored as having “Met” or “Not Met” the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) emergency preparedness standards as set forth in the Conditions for Coverage by E-tag.

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NW13 Dialysis Disaster Poster

Place this poster that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for dialysis patient and family disaster planning in your dialysis facility .

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NW13 Dialysis Disaster Poster - Spanish

A Spanish language poster that can be placed in your dialysis facility that outlines what patients need to do to prepare for an emergency and other steps to consider for dialysis patient and family disaster planning.

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NW13 Dialysis Patient ID Cards

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

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NW13 Emergency Management Support Form (Sample)

This sample Emergency Management Support Form is designed to assist dialysis facilities in communicating their facility status to the county/parish Emergency Management Office servicing their area. The information provided will enable local Emergency Management to determine what resources are available and what services might be needed in the event of an emergency.

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NW13 Mutual Aid Agreement (Sample)

Facilities can use this tool as guidance in creating a Mutual Aid Agreement for provision of dialysis services with another facility.

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NW13 Patient Emergency Readiness Needs Assessment

This tool can be used to assess a patients knowledge and readiness to support their dialysis care in the event of an emergency.

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NW13 Staff Car Placard

This car placard can be used by facility staff to identify their vehicles to emergency responders and others during a disaster.

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NW13 Transient Patient Form

Transient patient data form.

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NW13 Transplant Patient ID Cards

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

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NW13 Triage Form to Determine Need for Dialysis

This checklist can help assess a dialysis patient's general health and need for emergency dialysis treatment.

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Vaccine Storage Emergency Response Worksheet

This worksheet guides you on what to do in case of a power failure or other event that results in vaccine storage outside of the recommended temperature range.

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