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Table Top Exercises


The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) Emergency Preparedness Final Rule requires dialysis facilities to participate in two preparedness exercises each year. The first must be a full-scale exercise, while the second can be a tabletop exercise. A tabletop exercise is a group discussion led by a facilitator, using a narrated, clinically-relevant emergency scenario, to challenge an emergency plan.

These FEMA tabletop exercise documents will assist dialysis facilities with completing a facility-based tabletop exercise to satisfy the exercise requirement that is part of the CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule.