KCER Watch is a monthly environmental scan that provides timely and pertinent information related to emergency preparedness. Each month, KCER will review available literature from peer-reviewed journals and emergency and disaster related trade publications, social media postings, and stakeholder websites to identify news and events in the emergency management field that are beneficial to the ESRD community. The goal of KCER Watch is to facilitate the exchange of information, sharing of resources, and advancement of knowledge and expertise among ESRD and emergency management stakeholders.
We encourage you to share this resource widely with patients, providers, and stakeholders in your area. The PDFs below can be emailed, faxed, or posted to a website/social media account. We also ask that you take a moment to provide your thoughts on the KCER Watch resource by clicking the survey link at the end of the newsletter. Your feedback is important to us, we want to know what you think!
2019 KCER Watch Newsletters
This June 2019 issue of the KCER Watch highlights preparing for the 2019 Hurricane Season, such as what to include in an emergency kit and how to follow the three-day emergency diet, as well as resources developed by the National KCER PFE-LAN, such as an emergency disconnect handout and dialysis patient identification cards.
This April 2019 issue of the KCER Watch highlights how to put together an emergency financial first aid kit, the new Patient Grant Library page of the End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) National Coordinating Center (NCC) website, the importance of patient volunteers in KCER emergency preparedness activities, and more.
This March 2019 issue of the KCER Watch highlights KCER Program lessons learned, tornado safety season, how to keep food safe in a power outage, and more.
2018 KCER Watch Newsletters
This December issue of the KCER Watch highlights How to Disconnect from the Dialysis Machine in an Emergency, how to Enjoy a Safe Holiday Season, the importance of getting your Flu vaccine, and more.
The November 2018 issue of KCER Watch features Reduce the Wildfire Risks to Your Home and Property, Winter Weather Emergency Preparedness Kit, Preventing Infection Through Handwashing, and more.
The October 2018 issue of KCER Watch features Take Action to Prevent the Flu, Disaster Assistance Grants from the American Kidney Fund, the Great Shakeout Earthquake Drill, and more.
2017 KCER Watch Newsletters
The December KCER Watch highlights the Disaster Preparedness Topic Collection, Medical Supply Shortage Due to Hurricane Maria, and Tips to Keep You Prepared for the Winter Storm Season.
The November KCER Watch highlights Emergency Preparedness Tabletop Exercises, how Tech Experts Teamed Up to Connect St. John, and Safety Tips for the Winter Storm Season.
The October features information on the Emergency Preparedness final rule, the Flu Season, and How to Prepare for a Wildfire.
2016 KCER Watch Newsletters
This December KCER Watch highlights how transportation affects dialysis care, the latest reported Zika case in the US, Hand Washing Awareness Month, and staying safe this winter.
This November 2016 KCER Watch highlights the new Proposed Rule for dialysis facilities and their fire safety standards, the North Carolina wildfires, the upcoming KCER Summit, and other emergency preparedness topics.
This October 2016 KCER Watch highlights how to get assistance from FEMA and avoid scams after a disaster, National Cyber Security Month, the KCER "WHAT IF..." campaign, and helpful tips on how to prepare on a budget.