Temperatures are expected to be well over 110°F in the Coachella and Imperial Valleys, and well over 100°F in the San Joaquin Valley, Antelope Valley, the southern foothills of the Transverse Ranges from Santa Barbara to Riverside, and the I-15 corridor into San Diego County. While the hottest temperatures are expected to be Friday and Saturday, the heat will continue into next week.
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.
In Southern and South-Central California (Network 18), contact Eileen Rhodes or Julie Aguilar at 888-268-1539 or by email at ERhodes@nw18.esrd.net or JAguilar@nw18.esrd.net , and fill out the form at http://www.esrdnetwork18.org/machform/embed.php?id=16298 .
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