Table 5.

Web resources for disaster preparednessa

Resource TypeOrganization/TopicWeb Address
GovernmentalCDC: Bioterrorism informationwww.bt.cdc.gov/disasters
CDC: Environmental infection control guidelines for healthcare facilitieswww.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/rr5201a1.htm
CDC: Prevention and control of dialysis-associated infectionswww.cdc.gov/ncidod/dhqp/dpac_dialysis_pc
CMS: Emergency preparedness for dialysis facilities: A guide for chronic dialysis facilitieswww.cms.hhs.gov/ESRDNetworkOrganizations
CMS: Infection control for peritoneal dialysis patients after a disasterwww.bt.cdc.gov/disasters/icfordialysis.asp
CMS: Preparing for emergencies: A guide for patients on dialysis (CMS publication 10150)www.medicare.gov/Publications/Pubs/pdf/10150.pdf
CMS: Conditions for Medicare coveragewww.access.gpo.gov/nara/cfr/waisidx_05/42cfr405_05.html
FEMAwww.fema.gov
FEMA: DMIS Interoperability Backbonecmi-services.org/capabilities-interop.html
FEMA: Emergency preparedness courses for Federal personnelwww.training.fema.gov/EMIWeb/ISl/crslist.asp
FEMA: Hazard maps for localitieswww.hazards.fema.gov
FEMA: National Response Planwww.dhs.gov/dhspublic/interapp/editorial/editorial_0566.xml
FEMA: National Incident Management Systemwww.fema.gov/emergency/nims
FEMA: Preparing for disaster for people with disabilities and other special needswww.fema.gov/plan/prepare/specialplans.shtm
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services: Ready in 3www.dhsss.mo.gov/Ready_in_3/
NDMSwww.oep-ndms.dhhs.gov/
Occupational Safety and Health Administrationwww.osha.gov
San Francisco Office of Emergency Services, Homeland Securitywww.72hours.org
White House Katrina Reportwww.whitehouse.gov/reports/katrina-lessons-learned/
NongovernmentalAmerican Academy of Pediatrics: Care and treatment of children in disasterswww.aap.org/terrorism/index.html
American Kidney Fundwww.kidneyfund.org
American Nephrology Nurses Associationwww.annanurse.org
American Red Crosswww.redcross.org
American Red Cross: Safe and Well Listwww.disastersafe.redcross.org/
ESRD Networkswww.esrdnetworks.org
ESRD Network 7: ESRD emergency informationwww.fmqai.com
ESRD Network 13: ESRD emergency informationwww.network13.org
Joint Commission of Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations: Standing together: An emergency planning guide for America's communitieswww.jcaho.org
KCERC, including information about NDMS-sponsored nephrology volunteer programwww.kidney.org/help
Louisiana Health Care Review: Emergency preparedness and management resources for Louisiana hospitalswww.lhcr.org
National Kidney Foundation: Planning for disasters and other types of emergency: A guide for kidney patientswww.kidney.org/atox.pdf/DisasterBrochure.pdf
National Renal Administrators: Disaster Preparedness Centerwww.nraa.org/Disaster_Prep.php
National Volunteer Organizations Active in Disasterswww.nvoad.org
Nephron Information Center: Disasterswww.nephron.com
The Renal Network: Disaster planning and emergency preparedness guidelines and resourceswww.therenalnetwork.org/NetworkPolicies/Disaster.html
Texas ESRD network: ESRD emergency informationwww.esrdnetwork.org/
  • a CDC, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; CMS, Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services; DMIS, Disaster Medical Information System; FEMA, Federal Emergency Management Agency.