Planning ahead and having an emergency kit on hand will help equip you for anything that comes your way. Natural disasters and other emergency situations are unpredictable. You’ll need to take precautions and gather information and supplies to be ready in case of an emergency.
An emergency kit should contain medical information and supplies, including:
Have a communication plan
If there’s an emergency situation in your area, have a plan for communicating with your family, friends, doctor, dialysis center and other care partners.
Keep an up-to-date list of important phone numbers and email addresses (pack a copy in your emergency kit!) and share it with any family or care partners. Also, make sure your contact information at the dialysis center is current so we can reach you and provide help if necessary.
If you need to evacuate your home, have a plan for where to go and how to get there. You may also need to arrange transportation to dialysis appointments. Share your plans with family, friends or care partners so they’ll know how to help.