Prolonged Power Outages Can Be Deadly for People Who Rely on Durable Medical Equipment | Huffington Post

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“Already this year, American communities have experienced floods, tornadoes and wildfires. Our country needs a better way to protect medically fragile people so natural disasters don’t become medical emergencies.

Thousands of people in the United States rely on electrically powered DME to meet their medical needs at home. While they can manage their medical conditions well on a day-to-day basis, in prolonged power outages, that’s when they need our help the most.

Each of us can make a difference during emergencies for people whose lives depend on electrical medical equipment. If you use electrically-powered medical equipment or care for someone who does, please take action today to be prepared for power outages.”

Read the full article: via Prolonged Power Outages Can Be Deadly for People Who Rely on Durable Medical Equipment | Nicole Lurie, M.D., M.S.P.H..


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