Are you ready? Disaster can strike at any time and in any form. A natural disaster like a hurricane or flood, an environmental disaster like a fire or water failure, a medical disaster like flu outbreak, or equipment disaster with power failure.
NRAA is committed to guiding renal administrators to valuable resources for preparation of disaster. As a renal administrator, responsibility includes understanding of the Conditions for Coverage as they pertain to disaster preparedness. However, of more importance are the organizational policy and procedure development, education of staff and patients, and execution of policy. The ability to keep our patients and staff safe is primary importance. Preparing your facilities on paper through policy and in action through education, documentation, and drills provides both patients and staff with a confidence of safety preparedness.
Here you will find resources and links which other administrators find valuable.
The Conditions for Coverage address Emergency Preparedness in tag numbers V.400-V.413. Though accessing links below you will find resources assisting in further understanding of the Conditions and how they apply to your setting. Specific opportunities to learn from experts in the industry and utilization of organizations designed to help administrators implement the Conditions.
Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition
The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER) provides up to date information:
- American Nephrology Nurses' Association
- CDC: Dialysis Care After a Disaster
- Federal Emergency Management Agency
- Planning for Natural Disasters and other Types of Emergencies (Facilities)
- American Red Cross
- Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)
- Federation of Red Cross & Red Crescent Societies
- The Renal Network