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Posted on April 27, 2021 by MEDI-PRODUCTS

Backup Power for Medical Equipment

Office Based Surgery

Many procedures are now performed outside of hospitals in ambulatory, outpatient, and office-based surgery centers. As the shift towards performing more surgical procedures outside the hospitals and medical offices continues to grow, so does the need for electrical backup power.

Home Medical

With the aging population, the use of medical equipment inside people’s homes is ever growing. However, living this way does require a preparedness and planning. Backup power is essential for many types of home medical equipment.
How Our Battery Backup Systems Work:
These battery backup systems are line interactive which means that while the power from the utility company is on, the system stays in stand-by mode. When the system is in standby mode, the utility power keep the batteries charged and transfers power to the unit. As soon as the battery backup system senses a loss of utility power, it transfers over to the systems' batteries. Once utility power is restored the system automatic recharges the batteries and feeds it back thru to the unit it is supporting. Our systems are custom and sized to meet the desired run-time and support the specific appliance that needs to be supported. Contact our team and have them size a system that will support your specific appliance for the run-time you desire

Ambulatory Surgery Backup Power

Medical Fridge and Freezer Battery Backup
The regulations on vaccines and other medicines that require cold storage are higher than ever before. The power that runs these refrigerators and freezers, which store these temperature-sensitive drugs, has been more reliable than ever.
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Office Based Surgery Backup Power
Today in America, many procedures are performed outside of hospitals in ambulatory, outpatient, and office-based surgery centers. As the shift towards performing more surgical procedures outside the hospitals and medical offices continues to grow, so does the need for electrical backup power.
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Laboratory Equipment Backup Power
When it comes to reliably running laboratory equipment during a power failure, uninterruptible power supplies are essential. Malfunctioning medical devices could cause delays in patient recovery, diagnosis treatment and care as well as the loss of valuable research materials.
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Home Medical Equipment

Stairlift, Hospital Bed and Patient Lift Backups
If you or a loved one is immobile and rely on patient lifts and/or a stairlift machine to move from floor to floor, get out of a chair or bed, or to exit the house, it could be a safety issue not to have a battery backup or have some way to power these devices during a power outage.Many Patient transport devices do have batteries or run off batteries, but you need to be sure you have more than one battery charged at all times or have some way to charge the batteries during an extended power outage. Learn more about supporting patient transport equipment with battery backup power.
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CPAP Machine Power Backup
Although a CPAP is not a life-threatening device more and more elderly are using these machines to get their acquit sleep. If the power goes off in the night and shuts off the CPAP machine, it really is just more of an inconvenience than a life-threatening emergency. So you would have to weigh the odds to see if it would be worthwhile having a power backup to support your CPAP machine. Learn more about running a CPAP off a UPS backup here:
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Running an Oxygen Concentrator on a UPS
Although you cannot survive without oxygen, it is still questionable if a battery backup generator is a right solution and way to prepare for a power outage. You may be better off storing bottled oxygen rather than try and support a concentrator with a backup. Learn more about running an oxygen concentrator with a battery backup system.
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Home Refrigerator Backup for Medications
Many expensive medications are stored in household refrigerators. For the patients, we would recommend you check with your health insurance company to see if lost medication due to a power outage is covered. However this could be more to this risk than just the cost of the lost drugs, it could be a potential safety issue if you were caught in a storm without power and medication and no way to get a prescription refill. You might be put into a position where you have to wait a day or two until the roadways are reopened. A battery backup for your refrigerator may be a possible remedy for this potential hazard.

Our Conclusion

If your household relies on any of these above-mentioned pieces of medical equipment you may want to look into getting a generator that has the ability to power all these vital items. If you live in the suburbs it may be best you install a propane-fueled generator. However, there are circumstances such as those who live in apartments and condos where a generator cannot be utilized then you would have no choice but to initialize a battery backup system. Also if you or your loved one is interested in moving into an assisted living quarters, you may want to be sure that the facility you are interested in is equipped with backup power.
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