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Table 3 Items included in survey of dialysis therapy during GEJED

From: Survey of dialysis therapy during the Great East Japan Earthquake Disaster and recommendations for dialysis therapy preparation in case of future disasters

Facility damage
 1. Seismic intensity at the facility site
 2. Structure of buildings where dialysis equipment is located
 3. Completion date of buildings where dialysis equipment is located
 4. Seismic resistance of buildings where dialysis equipment is located
Interruption of dialysis services
 5. Experience of the interruption of dialysis services due to the disaster
 6. Length of time taken to resume dialysis services
 7. Reasons for the interruption of dialysis services
Patient transfer and schedule adjustment
 8. Requests for dialysis support to other hospitals
 9. Acceptance of dialysis patients from other hospitals
 10. Number of dialysis patients accepted
 11. Schedule adjustment due to the acceptance of patients
 12. Schedule adjustment due to the disaster
Disaster countermeasures at the facility (at the time of disaster/at the end of 2011)
 13. Presence of private power generation systems that can be used for dialysis theraphy and their installation sites
 14. Presence of water tanks (well water) for emergency use and their sizes
 15. Earthquake-proof measures for RO systems and dialysis fluid delivery systems
 16. Piping materials used for dialysis fluid delivery systems
 17. Earthquake-proof measures for bedside consoles
 18. Locking of bed casters
 19. Means of information gathering and communication in times of disaster
 20. Preparation of emergency release
 21. Provision of information to patients receiving dialysis services under normal conditions