Life support customer checklist
It is important to have a plan to minimize the impact of a power interruption on your health:
- Consider how life support equipment might function if the main power supply is cut.
- Find out if your hospital can supply power via back-up generators during power interruptions.
- If you have a back-up battery, ensure it is fully charged for use at all times.
- Make a transport plan to enable you to get to the hospital if your back-up battery is running low and power has still not been reconnected to your property.
- If you have reserve oxygen cylinders, ensure they are filled and working.
- Keep important contact numbers on hand for:
- Local hospital
- Personal carer
- Health care professional
- Ensure you have a stocked cyclone kit. See Secure NT for more information on how to prepare.
- Keep your supply of medications, prescription drugs and any special health needs fully stocked.
- Use surge protectors or an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) to protect your electronic equipment.
- Make sure your phone will work when electrical supply is disrupted. Cordless phones will not operate without electricity.
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