Temperatures are currently expected on June 24-25, 2017 to range between 80 and 100°F in Western Washington and Western Oregon from Florence and Eugene north, including the mountains and Columbia Gorge through Hood River. Networks are required by CMS to track the status of facility operations and patient access to treatment during emergency events.
If the operations of your facility, or ability for patients to have access to dialysis are impacted by emergency events, please let your Network know right away. Contact Lisa Hall at LHall@nw16.esrd.net or 206-923-0714. We also ask that you fill out and submit our Disaster Reporting Form, which you can find at https://nwrn.org/files/E/Interruptions.pdf .
Patients and facility staff may find these resources useful:
- Ways to stay cool; see https://www.ready.gov/heat
- That dialysis patients must still control their fluid intake; for tips on Fluids Management, see
- How to identify signs of heat exhaustion or heat stroke, and what to do about it; see http://www.cdc.gov/niosh/topics/heatstress/heatrelillness.html