Disaster Preparedness and Awareness of Patients on Hemodialysis after Hurricane Sandy
Murakami,N., Siktel, H.B., Lucido, D. et al. (2015). Disaster Preparedness and Awareness of Patients on Hemodialysis after Hurricane Sandy. Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology. 10(8): 1389–1396.
The authors conducted a cross-sectional survey of patients who received maintenance hemodialysis before and after the landfall of Hurricane Sandy in 2012, to determine number of missed dialysis sessions after the storm, and assess their preparedness using a checklist from the National Kidney Foundation. They concluded that, “provider- or facility-oriented enhancement of awareness of the disease and preparedness should be a priority.”