Emergency Preparedness

Blizzard

Winter Storms

Emergency Preparedness Checklist

Be Prepared. Be Safe.

Satellite View of a Hurricane

Hurricanes

In an Emergency, the Network works with dialysis facilities to track and report the status of facility operations (open/closed/altered schedule). The Network works with federal, state, and local government agencies as needed to assist with patient safety and ensure dialysis facilities are prioritized to be open. Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. If you need dialysis, having the necessary power, water, transportation, and supplies will be important. Some emergency situations may make it impossible for you to get to your dialysis facility or give yourself dialysis. It is important to be prepared so you can stay healthy.

Emergency Preparedness Resources

View the Emergency Updates page for your Network to see the operational status of facilities during a potential emergency.

Resources for Healthcare Providers

  • The Basics of Preparing an After-Action Report (AAR) for an Incident or Disaster: Recording|Slides
  • Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Facilities: Guide

Resources for Patients

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. If you need dialysis, having power and water, transportation, or supplies will be crucial. Some emergency situations may make it impossible for you to get to your dialysis facility or give yourself dialysis. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthy.

Weather-Specific Resources

General Severe Weather
  • CDC's Natural Disasters and Severe Weather: Link
Hurricanes & Flooding
  • National Hurricane Preparedness 2020: English|Spanish
  • Flood Safety Tips: English|Spanish
  • Preparedness and Safety for Hurricanes and Flooding: Guide
  • FEMA - How to Prepare for a Hurricane: Guide
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Floods
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Hurricanes
Winter Storms
  • FEMA - How to Prepare for a Winter Storm: Guide
  • Snowstorm Health - Tips for People on Dialysis: Handout
  • Ready.gov Disasters and Emergencies: Snowstorms
  • Be Prepared to Stay Safe and Healthy in Winter: English|Spanish
Extreme Heat
Tornado
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Dialysis Patient Preparedness

This 8-minute video includes information, tools, and resources to improve mitigation, response, and recovery during emergencies.

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