Tag Archives: disaster planning

Dialysis and Emergencies

Dialysis Patient Citizens (DPC) hosted a phone conference recently with Joan Thomas, the executive director of the Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition (KCER).  This is especially important for patients within the Southeast, Tornado Alley, and the Gulf Coast areas.  Please take a … Continue reading

Posted in dialysis, disaster planning, ESRD, kidney, New Patient, patient care, preparedness, Social Work | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 3 Comments

Dialysis and Hurricanes

June is the beginning of the Hurricane Season and with them come tornadoes inland.  If you live in an area hit by either storm type, take heed! We learned a lot about disaster prep  here in Texas after Katrina.  The ESRD … Continue reading

Posted in activism, dialysis, Dialysis Center, Dialysis Patient Citizens, dietary restictions, disaster planning, DPC, ESRD, Home dialysis, Insurance, New Patient, patient care | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Dialysis and Disaster Planning (2013-2014)

Update 12/08/13:  It’s winter and there are several events that may impact on your ability to get to a center.  For us, in Texas, it’s ice.  We had an ice storm this week and fortunately I was able to get … Continue reading

Posted in dialysis, disaster planning, dry weight, ESRD, New Patient | Tagged , , , | 3 Comments

Discharge Planning from a Patient Perspective

This is an article I wrote for a discussion group on “Discharge Planning” but I’m sure many7 of you dialysis patients can relate to it. I never really thought about “Discharge Planning” until I came across this website on the … Continue reading

Posted in disability, disaster planning, Discharge Planning, patient care, Patient-Centered Care, personal, Social Work | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Isaac and Preparedness

I’m reading and hearing about patients impacted by Isaac.  Let me take this opportunity to make some important points.  I’ll pick up on my posting about “Dialysis and the Procedure” later.  This is too important.  We learned a lot about … Continue reading

Posted in dialysis, disaster planning, ESRD, New Patient, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment