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KCER Watch is a quarterly environmental scan that provides timely and pertinent information related to emergency preparedness. Each quarter, 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 links 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!

2021 KCER Watch Newsletters

May 2021

The May 2021 issue of the KCER Watch Newsletter spotlights what disaster response stakeholders need to know, COVID-19 case tracking in the ESRD population, COVID-19 vaccine resources, and tips for preparing for wildfire and hurricane seasons.

January 2021

The January 2021 issue of the KCER Watch Newsletter spotlights the KCER ESRD Community COVID-19 After-Action Report and Improvement Plan, along with tips for preparing for a winter storm.

2020 KCER Watch Newsletters

October 2020

The October 2020 issue of KCER Watch features information on the importance of getting the flu vaccine, the Great ShakeOut Drills, a webinar on preparing an after-action report, and more.

June 2020

The June 2020 issue of the KCER Watch highlights hurricane preparedness tips, items to put in your emergency supply kit, and the kidney-friendly emergency diet plan, and more.

March 2020

The March 2020 issue of the KCER Watch highlights KCER updates and response to Coronavirus, flood safety and preparedness, and resources and tips for disaster planning, and more.

2019 KCER Watch Newsletters

December 2019

The December 2019 issue of the KCER Watch highlights National Influenza Vaccination Week, the dangers of carbon monoxide, and fire prevention safety during the holidays.

September 2019

The September 2019 issue of the KCER Watch highlights the 2019 National Preparedness Month, resources healthcare professional can share with patients during the KCER Emergency Preparedness Week, and how to avoid scams after a major emergency.

June 2019

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.

2018 KCER Watch Newsletters

December 2018

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.

November 2018

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.

October 2018

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

December 2017

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.

November 2017

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.

October 2017

The October features information on the Emergency Preparedness final rule, the  Flu Season, and How to Prepare for a Wildfire.

2016 KCER Watch Newsletters

December 2016

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.

November 2016

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.

October 2016

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.