Advancing Preparedness for Life Support Users During Power Outages
Cote, E., Peterson, L., Evans, A., and Nil, M. (2023). Advancing Preparedness for Life Support Users During Power Outages.
As power outages increase in frequency and duration, many people who depend on life support and other types of durable medical equipment will face challenges maintaining the power needed for their equipment. This report describes how a pilot project launched in July 2021 by the Louisiana Department of Health helped minimize risk to medical device users and reduced drain on hospitals, ambulance providers, and shelters during emergencies.