Emergency preparedness and kidney disease – using KCER as a resource
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 from 1:00-2:00 ET
Speakers: Beverly Whittet, RN, CDN, CPHQ Peter Traub, BA, BS" Peter Traub, BA, BS
Topics: Emergency Preparedness
Please note that certificates of attendance are available only to health professionals who attend the live airing of the webinar.
Dialysis and kidney transplant patients must take special precautions to ensure their health and safety during emergencies and disasters. The Kidney Community Emergency Response Coalition, or KCER, is an excellent resource for kidney patients for preparing for emergencies. Two leaders experienced in the end stage renal disease (ESRD) emergency preparedness field, Beverly Whittet and Peter Traub, will increase our knowledge about:
- KCER’s online platform
- Ways to plan ahead to ensure dialysis services are available in emergency or disaster situations
- The tools and resources available to patients with kidney failure and dialysis facilities relating to emergency preparedness.
Beverly Whittet, RN, CDN, CPHQ Peter Traub, BA, BS"
Beverly Whittet has more than 17 years of end stage renal disease (ESRD) quality improvement and nursing experience, including over 10 years as a Clinical Nurse Manager in an outpatient dialysis setting. She is experienced in ESRD emergency and disaster preparedness and management, healthcare quality improvement, and patient and provider education and training. Ms. Whittet also serves as the American Nephrology Nurses’ Association (ANNA) Administrative Practice Publishing Leader. She is currently the Patient Services Director for ESRD Network 7 and KCER Coordinator.
Peter Traub, BA, BS
Peter Traub serves as Associate Director of KCER. He has more than 10 years of experience in emergency management for the healthcare industry. His emergency management experience includes providing educational programs and materials to the end stage renal disease (ESRD) community. Peter maintains a strong networking background with ESRD patients and providers and engages groups to work together in emergency planning and response.