A message from the AAKP MAB Chairman To Florida Dialysis Patients (posted Sept. 6, 2017)

A message from the AAKP MAB Chairman

To Florida Dialysis Patients

A hurricane is coming in a few days, watch the news and optimally try to get out of its path – evacuate if appropriate.

Make sure you have enough medications.

Immediately after a hurricane, many of the roads to dialysis units may be flooded or blocked, possibly preventing you from receiving your treatment.

Please restrict your fluids. Avoid foods containing potassium or salt.

Call your dialysis unit hotlines for information regarding the status of your unit.

Do not attempt to drive into water on roads. Turn around. Make sure you have all the information about your dialysis, your doctor, your unit (including tbc and hepatitis status) with you in case you need to dialyze in a different unit.

Hotlines

Track

http://nhc.noaa.gov/

Transfer form

http://nephron.org/images/hd_natl.pdf

Dr. Steve Fadem, MD