Upcoming Meetings and Events:
Florida Severe Weather Awareness Week
February 11-15, 2013
For information on daily weather events and the statewide tornado drill on Wednesday,
February 13, 2013 at 10:10am ET, visit
www.FloridaDisaster.org. Review your disaster plans and sign up for the
Together Preparedness Program.
February 28, 2013
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Mission Statement: To establish and facilitate partnerships
that provide a
framework for disaster readiness and continuity of care for the renal community
Emergency Preparedness of Staff
The dialysis facility must provide appropriate training and orientation in emergency
preparedness to the staff. Staff training must be provided and evaluated at least
annually and include the following:
(i) Ensuring that staff can demonstrate a knowledge of emergency procedures, including
informing patients of?
- What to do;
- Where to go, including instructions for occasions when the geographic
area of the dialysis facility must be evacuated;
- Whom to contact if an emergency occurs while the patient is not
in the dialysis facility. This contact information must include an alternate emergency
phone number for the facility for instances when the dialysis facility is unable
to receive phone calls due to an emergency situation (unless the facility has the
ability to forward calls to a working phone number under such emergency conditions);
- How to disconnect themselves from the dialysis machine if an emergency
This website is designed by FMQAI: The Florida ESRD
Network while under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services,
Baltimore, Maryland Contract #HHSM-500-2013-NW007C. The contents presented do not
necessarily reflect CMS policy.