In an Emergency, the Network is required by the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to:
• Work with Federal, State and local government agencies as needed to assist with
patient safety and ensure dialysis facilities are prioritized to be open,
• Assist with, track and report patient access to treatment, and
• Report and publish the status of facility operations during emergency events.
Listed below are links to resources and organizations to help facility staff, patients, care partners and family members prepare for emergencies.
Emergency Preparedness for Patients
FEMA Community Hurricane Preparedness Course
Video: Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Patients
This eight minute video has tips and information to make sure that you are prepared for an emergency. (Or watch in Русский (Russian), Créole Haïtien (Haitian Creole), Español (Spanish), 한국어 (Korean), 中文 (Standard Chinese)