- Locate a generator if possible. However, it’s critical to follow safety guidelines to
prevent toxic carbon monoxide in your home. Even if doors and windows are
open, don’t run them inside any enclosed structure, such as a basement or
garage, or outside near an open window.
- Some medical devices require safe water in their use, cleaning, and
maintenance. Use only bottled, boiled or treated (chlorine tablets, iodine tablets,
or diluted unscented household chlorine bleach) water until your local supply is
- Check to be sure your power cord and device is dry before plugging it in. Do not
plug in a power cord if the cord or the device is wet.
- Do not reuse a medical device intended for single use.
- When the power is restored, check to make sure the settings on your medical
device have not changed (often medical devices reset to a default mode when
power is interrupted).