Disaster Management in a Nephrology Service Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria
Bonilla-Félix, M. and Suárez-Rivera, M. (2018). Disaster Management in a Nephrology Service: Lessons Learned from Hurricane Maria. (Abstract only.) Blood Purification.
The authors discuss their experiences treating dialysis patients after Hurricane Maria, and provide recommendations for future disaster preparedness and response. These recommendations include: creating a registry of patients with updated contact information, as well as contact information for relatives and a physical address where an emergency rescue team can be dispatched; developing a contingency plan to move patients to another center in case the unit is rendered nonfunctional after the storm; and accounting for the needs of staff in response and recovery plans.