READY FOR TOMORROW: SIX CRITICAL AREAS OF EMERGENCY POWER MANAGEMENT
An emergency power (EP) system’s role in patient safety is critical to hospitals and regulators. Each hospital EP system must power what the health care facility needs, when and for as long as it needs it. That is a tall order and one that likely will become more complicated as new requirements and technologies increase the demands on these systems. So, how can hospitals prepare for these challenges? What measures should they take? Of what dangers should they be aware? These questions can be answered by exploring and analyzing six critical areas of emergency power management.
1 System reliability Reliability
continues to be one of the most important challenges in health care facility EP systems. Needs are growing as budgets continue to shrink. How do facility professionals inspect, test and maintain more with less operating funds? How do they meet more restrictive codes and standards with smaller capital budgets? Tightening construction budgets results in a focus on “Is it code-required or not?” Facility professionals often see the disparity between code-required minimums and what it really takes to keepDownload