As part of its coverage of nursing home fatalities in Hollywood, Florida, the Washington Post interviewed Powered for Patients Project Director Eric Cote to address current requirements for connecting air conditioning systems to an emergency power source in nursing homes. In the article, Cote notes that federal requirements for hospitals and nursing homes to maintain temperatures during power losses won’t take effect until November 2017.
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In the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, Powered for Patients Project Director Eric Cote conducted media interviews to address emergency power challenges, including those at the Hollywood, Florida nursing home where eight residents died after loss of power led to the failure of the facility’s air conditioning system.
To view the Sun-Sentinel story, click here.