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Emergency Preparedness

Being prepared in the event of a disaster is important, especially for dialysis patients. This section has a number of resources to help you prepare.
Emergency preparedness video for patients


Check out our new emergency preparedness video available on the BC Renal Youtube Channel! Now offered as well with translated closed captions. 

Emergency Preparedness Information for Dialysis Patients booklet: For a full description of what to do during an emergency, please download this PDF document. We recommend printing a copy to have available in case a disaster occurs. This package includes forms that you can fill out to record important, personalized information that is useful to have during an emergency (e.g., your doctor's contact information, details about your medications, etc.). 

Planning for Disaster Patient Wallet Cards:  A wallet card contains information for emergency responders and patients, including emergency renal diet info. See your healthcare provider to obtain one or print your own. (Make sure print settings are set to "actual size")

This Planning for Disaster Poster provides a general overview of what to do during an emergency 

Staying Cool in the Summer-Tips for Dialysis Patients

Staying Cool in the Summer (11x17 Poster)

Below are forms from the Emergency Preparedness booklet that can be individually printed and filled out:

  • Emergency disconnect procedures for home dialysis patients. Print a copy of the emergency disconnect procedures for your machine:

Emergency Preparedness Month

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Every May, the BC Renal Emergency Management Committee works to raise awareness about emergency preparedness among kidney patients and care teams, with the goal of increasing the renal community’s collective ability to respond in the event of a disaster.

Emergency preparedness video for patients

Check out our new emergency preparedness video available on the BC Renal Youtube Channel!

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