• October 27, 2019 4:17 PM

Use of Medical Devices During a Power Outage

Use of Medical Devices During a Power Outage

Use of Medical Devices During a Power Outage 150 150 Sonoma County Emergency and Preparedness Information
  • 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
    safe.
  • 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).