KCER: Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition
Facility Operations Response Team
Team Leadership: NCC
Goals: Facilitate cooperative planning among the wide variety of dialysis facilities, ESRD Networks and community disaster planners, and assist with facility preparation, response and recovery efforts
Accomplishments: Developed document “Four Keys to Being Prepared for a Disaster” an abbreviated disaster planning tool focusing on four main topics. Added items to CMS Manual “Emergency Preparedness for Dialysis Facilities.” Created an Appendix of Forms from the CMS Emergency Preparedness manual in Word format to increase usability. Developed a “Dialysis Facility Disaster Planning Template” to help guide individual facilities through the disaster planning process. This template combines checklists submitted by committee members.
Volunteer for this team! If you are interested in becoming a member of this Response Team, please read and sign the Facility Operations Team's Charter and either provide it to the Response Team leadership or acknowledge that you understand the Team's activities and your responsibilities as a volunteer. Next, join the Facility Operations Response Team to get notified of upcoming teleconferences and meetings and other activities.Please include Facility Operations Response Team in the subject line.