Association of State and Territorial Health Officials (ASTHO): Advancing Preparedness for Life Support Users During Power Outages

For the average person, power outages are inconvenient. For the growing number of people who depend on life support devices and other electric-powered medical equipment in their homes, even short-term outages can become a matter of life and death, especially when outages occur with little warning.

A new report from ASTHO provides recommendations and promising practices on addressing these power outage threats for life support users.