An emergency or disaster is an event that can result in significant harm to lives and/ or property, as well as disruption in daily activities. Emergency management officials create response mechanisms and guidelines to manage such events.
But for the kidney community, emergencies and disasters can be the difference between life and death. Dialysis and kidney transplant patients must take special preparedness measures to ensure their own health and safety during and after disasters.
The Kidney Community Emergency Response (KCER) Coalition provides technical assistance to ESRD Networks, CMS organizations, and other groups to ensure timely and efficient emergency preparedness, response, and recovery for the kidney community.
Please browse the information about the Coalition, membership, Response Teams, and resources for patients, providers, and ESRD Networks.
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