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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) 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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Transient Patient Form

Transient patient data form.

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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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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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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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