Disaster Preparedness: A Guide for Chronic Dialysis Facilities
Following the Loma Prieta earthquake, patients’ access to care
was severely impacted by temporary closure of several dialysis
facilities. These closures demonstrated an obvious need for
additional disaster preparedness for dialysis facilities.
With funding from CMS, the ESRD Network 17 developed a
manual entitled “Disaster Preparedness: A Guide for Chronic
Dialysis Facilities” which includes best practices for
preparing for and responding to disasters based on
many lessons learned from the Loma Prieta earthquake.