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Disaster Planning

Events:

 

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

FEMA Evacuation and Sheltering

 

Disaster Preparedness

Disaster Preparedness Video


Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition                                   

Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition put together this disaster preparedness video for ESRD patients. TEEC recommends the video be showed to all patient in the facility at least annually. For questions, contact Betrice Williams at betrice.williams@allianthealth.org

TEEC Disaster Webinars


Patient Wristband Identification

The TEEC Patient Identification/Database tracking committee developed a set of patient identifiers to be worn on wristbands when a mandatory evacuation occurs to ensure that transient care providers can obtain basic patient information.

Please click here for more information on how to order purple wristbands and how to make your patient labels. The wrist bands are through TabBand Shield; if you are ordering online, and the lilac color is not listed put in the notes on the order that you would like the lilac wrist bands.


Provider/Facility Resources

Healthcare Ready

KCER

CDC Resources

Patient Resources

Texas Department of State Health Services- Texas Ready

Clear Emergency Document Bags Clear Emergency Document Bags

CLEAR EMERGENCY DOCUMENT BAG! CURRENTLY AVAILABLE

Emergency Document Bag Announcement (click here to visit Texas Ready)

Clear Emergency Document Bags are available from the Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) website. To order, contact David Rivera at email dshs.texasready@dshs.texas.gov.

In your email please include the following information: Facility name, facility clinic number, shipping address, contact person and phone number in your order request. NOTE: TDSHS provides clear emergency document bags for the general public in Texas. BAGS ARE ON A FIRST COME & FIRST SERVE DUE TO THERE IS A LIMITED AMOUNT AVAILABLE.  


Texas Ready 

Questions? Contact David Rivera at email dshs.texasready@dshs.texas.gov

ESRD Network of Texas Patient Emergency "Go Bag"

Dialysis Patient Emergency Bag **ONLY for facilities with an ESRD Network Contract / Agreement Dialysis Patient Emergency Bag **ONLY for facilities with an ESRD Network Contract / Agreement

ORDER YOUR PURPLE EMERGENCY BAGS! **ONLY for dialysis faciities that have an ESRD Network Contract / Agreement**

ESRD of Network of Texas would like to notify all Texas dialysis facilities of a new product available to in-center dialysis patients. ESRD and Texas Department of State Health Services (TDSHS) have partnered together to design a purple “grab and go” bag for patients at no cost.  This “grab and go” bag can be used to place clothes, medications, the facility clear plastic emergency bag inside. To order your bags please contact David Rivera at email dshs.texasready@dshs.texas.gov and follow the below instructions.

Please only place one order per facility. Please order your bags and disburse to your patients. At this time we are asking facilities to only order one bag per person. Please do not call TDSHS and send an email regarding your order as it will cause a delay in processing all received requests, thank you.

To order via email please include the following information:

  1. Subject Line: ESRD of TX Purple Emergency Bags (this is not the clear bags)
  2. Facility clinic number (please include if applicable/ Medicare Provider Number)
  3. Facility name
  4. Facility address (please include suite number if applicable)
  5. Facility email address
  6. Exact number of bags (one bag per in-center patient) in your order request. Example: # of in-center patients = 50 your total order request is 50 bags.

EMResource

Access EMResource in a "view only" mode, please use the username and password listed below to log into EMResource and view facility status, capacity or other pertinent information associated with a facility during an emergency/disaster situation.

EMResource Website 

  • Username: txdialview
  • Password: Teec2015!@

If you need further assistance with EMResource usage, please visit the TEEC website and download the instructions located under the EMResource tab. You may also review a tutorial guide by clicking here  EMResource tutorial video by clicking here. For new EMResource dialysis accounts please complete the new account form and return via email to betrice.williams@allianthealth.org. All other questions or concerns may be directed to the following individual:

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics News

Newsletter Press Releases

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Weather Winter- National Influenza Vaccination Week • Winter Storm Preparedness Checklist- December 2019

Welcome to the September Edition of KCER Watch - National Preparedness Month

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- Creating an Emergency Financial Aid Kit - April 2019

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- How to Disconnect from the Dialysis Machine in an Emergency - December 2018

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- Reduce the Wildfire Risks to Your Home and Property- November 2018

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- Take Action to Prevent the Flu and Disaster Assistance Grants from the American Kidney Fund (AKF)- October 2018 

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- September is National Preparedness Month CDC Supports National Preparedness Month Efforts

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- Protect Your Health During Extreme Heat - August 2018

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- Tabletop Exercises Help Dialysis Facilities Complete CMS Emergency Preparedness Final Rule Requirement - July 2018

KCER Watch Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- The Federal Emergency Management Agency Invites Whole Community to Participate in National Level Exercise- April 2018

KCER WatchSafety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin- Grant Funding Available to Help Communities Prepare for, Withstand, and Recover from Disaster-March 2018

KCER Safety and Health Topics: Emergency Preparedness Bulletin February 2018

Previous Hurricane Activity

Hurricane Harvey
Current List of Road Closures
Resources for Immediate Disaster Behavioral Health Response 
Aug 29th. Hurricane Harvey Resources 
Aug 31st. AKF Financial Relief Notice
Returning Home After the Storm
CMS facilitates access to care for dialysis patients impacted by Hurricane Harvey
Hurricane Harvey Rumor Control
Applicability of Reporting Requirements for Providers Affected by Hurricane Harvey- 9/12/2017 Update

CROWNWeb Reporting for Texas and Louisiana Dialysis Facilities Affected by Severe Storms and Flooding – Hurricane Harvey

Hurricane Irma
Hurricane Irma HIPPA Bulletin 
Applicability of Reporting Requirements for Providers Affected by Hurricane Irma- 9/14/2017


Since the Katrina/Rita Hurricane Disaster in 2005, the Network has maintained a comprehensive list of resources and materials on this website. The Network actively participates in the Texas ESRD Emergency Coalition (TEEC) and continues to assist with distribution of materials developed through the coalition.

In the event of a DISASTER, call the TEEC toll-free at (866) 407-ESRD and/or visit the website at http://texasteec.org/ 

  • Click here for a list of open and closed facilities.
    • Username: txdialview
    • Password: Teec2015!@