March 13, 2024 | Medi-Products

The Critical Role of Battery Backup Power in Pharmacy and Medication Storage

In case you missed it, catch up on the previous entries in our series detailing the design and operation of Healthcare facilities and why backup power is crucial for modern and fully-optimized operations.

In the realm of healthcare, precision and reliability are essential for delivering quality patient care. Within hospitals, the pharmacy and medication storage areas serve as the lifeblood, ensuring a seamless supply of vital medicines and biomedical materials to support various medical procedures and patient treatments.However, these areas are not immune to unexpected power outages, which can have far-reaching consequences.

Hospital Facilities Managers shoulder the responsibility of safeguarding the continuity of these vital services, and battery backup power stands as a dependable ally in this mission.

In this article, we explore the indispensable role of battery backup solutions in healthcare facilities, with a specific focus on how they ensure continuous operation for pharmacy and medication storage, ultimately protecting the safety and well-being of patients.

Let Us Assist You With Your Backup Power Needs!

Request An Assessment

The Relentless Need for Backup Power in Healthcare Facilities:

Hospitals are centers of healing and care, where every second counts, and the uninterrupted operation of critical services is paramount.

Hospital Facilities Managers recognize that even a brief power outage in pharmacy and medication storage areas can lead to disastrous consequences, compromising patient safety and the efficacy of medical treatments.

Battery backup power serves as a fortress against such unforeseen events, allowing these vital services to function smoothly and continuously.

Unwavering Support for Pharmacy Operations:

The pharmacy is the heart of any healthcare facility, where medicines are prepared, dispensed, and managed with precision. In this fast-paced environment, any disruption in power could lead to delays in delivering life-saving medications to patients.

Battery backup power, in the form of uninterruptible power supply (UPS) systems, steps in during power failures, ensuring that pharmacy operations remain on track and uninterrupted. This level of support is crucial for patients who rely on timely access to their prescribed medications.


Protecting Temperature-Sensitive Medicines and Biomedical Materials:

Medicines and biomedical materials often have specific storage requirements, especially when it comes to temperature-sensitive drugs and samples. A power outage can cause fluctuations in storage conditions, compromising the integrity and efficacy of these valuable resources.

Battery backup solutions provide the much-needed stability, preserving the potency of medications and ensuring the accuracy of diagnostic samples, safeguarding the success of patient treatments.

Learn more about protecting vaccines during an emergency power outage. With our new “Planning Guide”
Learn more about protecting vaccines during an emergency power outage. With our new “Planning Guide”

Empowering Emergency Preparedness:

Emergency preparedness is a cornerstone of effective healthcare facilities. In times of crisis or natural disasters, maintaining a continuous supply of medications and medical materials becomes even more critical.

Battery backup power ensures that pharmacy and medication storage areas can function seamlessly, empowering medical staff to respond swiftly to emergencies and deliver the necessary care to patients in need.

Embracing Technological Advancements:

As technology continues to advance in the healthcare industry, battery backup solutions have kept pace with innovation. Modern UPS systems offer intelligent monitoring and management features, allowing

Hospital Facilities Managers to proactively identify potential issues and conduct preventive maintenance. This proactive approach minimizes downtime, ensuring that pharmacy and medication storage operations remain reliable and efficient.

Nurturing a Culture of Patient-Centric Care:

Patient safety and well-being are at the core of healthcare facilities. Ensuring a continuous supply of medications and vital medical resources is an essential aspect of nurturing a patient-centric culture. Battery backup power provides the peace of mind that healthcare professionals need to focus on delivering compassionate care, knowing that critical pharmacy and medication storage services are fortified against power interruptions.



In the high-stakes world of healthcare, resilience through backup power is non-negotiable. By considering the critical role of backup power and safeguarding sensitive biomedical materials, healthcare professionals can design facilities that prioritize patient care, preserve invaluable resources, and support medical advancements.

Once the power goes out, the clock starts.

Calculate Your potential savings with a battery backup system

Let Us Assist You With Your Backup Power Needs!

Battery backup systems offer instant and automatic power for both medical equipment and laboratory appliances alike. No staff needs to be on-site to monitor or start the generator. Valuable samples and inventory will stay safe without any extra effort.

Their shape is vertical like a cabinet, and their batteries don't leak. This means they can fit into small spaces and be positioned in any way. Meaning now matter how crowded your vaccine or sample room is, you can ensure you'll be protected.

Plus, if your lab or storage room is truly tight on space, a hardwired backup power unit can instantly supply remote power to your appliance. It does so via the outlet its already plugged into.

No matter what system you choose, it will protect your biomedical and chemical samples from power loss. It guarantees a smooth switch from utility power to backup power, avoiding temperature excursions.

And for Facilities who perform outpatient operations, battery power instantly engages, keeping your operations going with zero downtime due to their advanced battery technology.

Even better, is that battery generators can be outfitted with as much power as you want. So system’s can be designed with enough power to protect a facility’s inventory: 

  • Overnight
  • All daypower-fluctuation
  • Over a weekend
  • Or even for a whole week.

So, to protect your facility from tens of thousands of dollars in lost inventory speak to a Medi-Products battery backup expert.

They’ll help design you a system that both meets your power needs and will fit inside your facility—for a much lower cost than what your vaccines are worth. So a backup power system pays for itself the first time your power goes out.

Designing a system for you is as easy as taking a picture of your appliance’s nameplate, and a photo of the room where it’s in.

Then, you just email both photos to our Product experts, and we’ll provide you with multiple options for backup power protection.

At Medi-Products, we provide you with all the help you need to keep up with NFPA 99 changes, including all relevant local and regional standards. If you have questions about meeting NFPA requirements for your emergency and electrical power systems, contact us. We will be happy to answer all of your questions.

For more information contact: 1.800.7653237

Read the next blog in our series on backup power Healthcare Facilities here.

Battery Backup for Vaccine Refrigerators and Freezers.

Our powerful battery backup systems will instantly power multiple appliances during a power outage. These custom sized systems can provide power for up to 72 hours of runtime!