May 2022, Newsletter #2

Every May, BC Renal and our Emergency Management Committee work to raise awareness about emergency preparedness among kidney patients and care teams. Read this second of two newsletters to help you prepare!


Unprecedented rains that swept across BC in November 2021 presented a series of natural disasters that not only put emergency preparedness strategies and practices into place, but also forced patients and care teams to be flexible and innovative.

Story: Lessons learned

Read how Fraser Health hemodialysis patient, Pat, and renal clinical nurse specialist, Sherri, took on life-threatening challenges that came with the Fraser Valley floods: BC hemodialysis patient and nurse who adapted to extreme flood conditions share their experience

Story: Adapting to change

Learn how Fraser Health patient, Heather, and nurse, Naomi, carried out peritoneal dialysis training 100% online during the fall 2021 Fraser Valley floods: Kudos to Fraser Health patient and nurse for first virtual PD training during fall floods (

Take quiz #2 and you could win a prize!

Personal Preparedness

Our second of two quizzes this month covers Personal Preparedness. Test your skill and enter to win an emergency kit stocked for four people. Complete the quiz to enter the draw!

Emergency Prep Quiz #2 Personal Preparedness

Emergency preparedness video for patients

Check out our 1-minute emergency preparedness video on the BC Renal Youtube Channel, available in English, Chinese (中文) and Punjabi (ਪੰਜਾਬੀ). The video explains ways in which patients requiring dialysis can prepare for major emergencies such as wildfires, floods and earthquakes, and includes helpful tips for everyone. See How Dialysis Patients Can Prepare for Power Outages and Other Disasters - YouTube

PROMIS information system for health professionals

  Did you know PROMIS has an Emergency Planning Module?  

Read our PROMIS Tips feature on the Emergency Planning Module.

Emergency preparedness resources

Here are BC Renal’s 2022 resources:

More info and resources

Thanks for helping us make Emergency Prep Month a success!