A proposed Powered for Patients presentation on emergency power for critical healthcare facilities has been accepted by the organizers of the 2017 Preparedness Summit, the nation’s pre-eminent annual gathering of federal, state and local public health preparedness leaders. The Powered for Patients presentation was accepted as a combined Learning Session and will complement a presentation on power outage planning for vulnerable populations.
Powered for Patients Project Director Eric Cote will deliver the presentation, entitled “Empowering Public Health Preparedness Leaders to Better Protect Patient Health When Emergency Power Systems for Critical Healthcare Facilities are Threatened or Fail”.
This will complement a presentation entitled, “BREATHE Easier In Power Outage Emergencies: A Power-Packed Campaign and Planning Toolkit” developed to reflect lessons learned from the May 2009 super derecho by the Franklin-Williamson Bi-County Health Department in Illinois. The 2017 Preparedness Summit will take place in Atlanta, Georgia from April 25 – 28th.