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Emergency Preparedness

BC Renal and health authority renal programs have jointly developed a Provincial Renal Emergency Management and Business Continuity Plan.

This plan is designed to address all types of hazards (natural, man-made or health emergency) that might be experienced by the network and its partners across the province. 

Plan

The plan is based on the Health Authority BC Emergency Response Management System, and is in compliance with all applicable legislation and regulations. Where possible, it incorporates the Canadian Standards Association Z1600 standard as well as expectations required by the Canadian Council on Health Services Accreditation.

The plan is designed to:
  • ensure hazard, risk and vulnerability assessments are conducted at regular intervals to identify potential impacts that either BC Renal or its partner facilities may experience, and to implement mitigating measures where possible to diminish widespread dislocation of clinical services and to support operational activities
  • detail the structures required to ensure an organized, comprehensive and effective provincial response to any major incident or circumstance that is, or can become, a major emergency or disaster that exceeds the capabilities of a regional health authority response
  • support collaborative emergency management planning between BC Renal, its health authority partners and patients to ensure an integrated and comprehensive approach to preparedness, response, business continuity practices and recovery.

Resources

Please inform patients to download the Emergency Preparedness Information for Dialysis Patients booklet.

As a healthcare professional, it’s important to know about your regional and provincial emergency plans:

BC Renal created wallet cards and a booklet to support patients in preparing for emergencies. These resources are located on our Emergency Preparedness page for patients

We also produced a 'planning for disaster' poster you can display in your units and clinics to raise awareness about emergency preparedness and the emergency renal diet.


Preparedness month

Emergency Preparedness Month

Every May, the BC Renal Emergency Management Committee promotes emergency preparedness to all kidney patients, staff and physicians. The aim of this initiative is to increase the community’s collective ability to respond in the event of a disaster.

Key objectives of the month include:
  • update and test the emergency contact (phone-tree) list
  • encourage at least one "lunch and learn" education session for staff in each program throughout the month
  • provide emergency preparedness booklets for patient
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