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 email@example.com 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
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention - CDC Hurricane PSAs
and Podcasts provide timely messages about what you can do to protect yourself
and your family from hurricanes that are threatening the United States. Select messages
also available in American Sign Language.
- Kidney Community
Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition - This national coalition was formed in
January 2006 in an effort to minimize disruption to life-sustaining dialysis and
transplant services. The Coalition includes patient and professional organizations;
practitioners; providers, including independent dialysis facilities, large dialysis
organizations and transplant facilities; hospitals; suppliers; ESRD Networks; state
emergency and survey representatives; and federal agencies.
- Florida Association
of Broadcasters – Provides links to multimedia (audio & video) information
regarding disaster preparedness. These multimedia presentations can be useful for
patients or to play in your facility for staff in-services or monthly quality assurance
– Allows for viewing of open/closed status of facilities post emergency or
- National Kidney
Foundation of Florida - The National Kidney Foundation, Inc., a major voluntary
health organization, seeks to prevent kidney and urinary tract diseases, improve
the health and well-being of individuals and families affected by these diseases,
and increase the availability of all organs for transplantation.
Disaster.org - This website contains valuable information about how Florida
residents and visitors to the state can prepare for disasters and how citizens can
become more involved in the community.
- American Association
of Kidney Patients - The American Association of Kidney Patients (AAKP) is a
national non-profit organization founded by kidney patients for kidney patients.
They strive to educate and improve the health and well-being of chronic kidney disease
(CKD) patients, those on heomdialysis, peritoneal dialysis and transplant patients.
AAKP Advisory on Peritoneal Dialysis - This brochure provides information on
how patients can learn if they are receiving adequate peritoneal dialysis. This
brochure is an excellent tool to help educate nurses staffing special needs shelters
that may not be familiar with dialysis patients, as well as other stakeholders that
may not understand this population.
AAKP Advisory on Dialysis - This brochure provides information on how patients
can learn if they are receiving adequate hemodialysis. This brochure is an excellent
tool to help educate nurses staffing special needs shelters that may not be familiar
with dialysis patients, as well as other stakeholders that may not understand this
FDA Recommendations on Reopening Hemodialysis Facilities After Restoration of Power
or Water This link provides FDA recommendations to follow when reopening hemodialysis
clinics after restoration of power and water. Includes recommendations on water
treatment systems, dialysis machines, filters and tubing, dialysate and dialysate
mixing systems, and home hemodialysis systems.
Technical Consideration When Bringing Hemodialysis Facilities Water Systems Back
on Line After a Disaster - These directions are for use if the building has
not been flooded and after utilities have been restored, the physical facility is
in operational condition, and adequate water flow and pressure are available.
Safe Use of "Tanker" Water for Dialysis -During emergency situations,
the local municipal distribution of water may be disrupted for extended periods
of time. This document provides guidance for both the suppliers of water and dialysis
facilities for using water delivered by tanker trucks in emergency situations.
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.