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Emergency Preparedness

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Emergency preparedness is key for end stage renal disease (ESRD) patients and providers. The Conditions for Coverage require that all facilities provide patient education, staff training, emergency planning, and facility drills. This section includes resources developed specifically for ESRD patients and providers to help them prepare, respond, and recover from disasters. In the event of an emergency or disaster, this page will include up-to-date information, including important messages, weather alerts, and facility open/closed status.

Find a Dialysis Unit

Dialysis Facility Compare

Find and compare Medicare-certified dialysis facilities and get information about chronic kidney disease, dialysis and transplants.



Dialysis Units in the USA

Users have the ability to find contact information, as well as open and close information, on dialysis units in the USA.



Patient Resources

Preparing for Emergencies: A Guide for People on Dialysis (English)

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier. This CMS guide includes information including, how to prepare for an emergency, how to disinfect water, and a list of helpful contacts for more information.



Preparese para Emergencias: Una guia para personas en dialisis

Emergencies caused by severe weather or disasters can happen with or without warning. It is important to be prepared so you can feel better and stay healthier. This Spanish language CMS guide includes information including, how to prepare for an emergency, how to disinfect water, and a list of helpful contacts for more information.



Provider Resources

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.



NOTIFICATION: FLHealthSTAT to Replace EMResource

Beginning July 1, 2017, FLHealthSTAT will replace EMResource as the online database for reporting information regarding licensed healthcare facility emergency status, planning, or operations, as required by Section 408.821(4), Florida Statutes.



General Resources

Roster of Facilities by Provider Number

Includes a roster of Florida ESRD providers listed by facility provider number.



Roster of Facilities by Name

Includes a roster of Florida ESRD providers listed by facility name.



Zika Virus

FL DOH: Zika

Zika fever is a mild febrile illness caused by a mosquito-borne virus similar to those that cause dengue and West Nile virus infection. It has been identified in several countries in Central and South America, Mexico, and the Caribbean since 2015. Outbreaks have previously been reported in Africa, Southeast Asia, and the Pacific Islands. Local transmission has also been reported in Puerto Rico. Cases of Zika fever have been reported in travelers returning to the United States.

Florida has confirmed local transmissions of the Zika virus in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties.



HHS: Zika Virus - What You Need to Know

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services site provides helpful information on Zika Virus.



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