Preparing for Total Power Failure in the Operating Room
Vetter, A., Harman, R., Stamper, M., et al. (2020). Preparing for Total Power Failure in the Operating Room. Nurse Anesthesiology.
The authors simulated power failure in the operating room (OR) and tested the battery life of equipment to improve healthcare staff decision making ability during a total power failure in the OR. The authors recommend emergency managers and the anesthesia team develop a site and equipment-specific protocol to prepare for power outage in the OR, since battery life will vary based on the type of equipment used at the facility.