24 July 2014 - by ~ 0 Comments

Life and Breath – Planning for power failure guide

DMD Pathfinders, a newly formed charity in the UK, has just released a guide for planning in the event of a power failure for those who depend on ventilators and other vital medical equipment. The creation of the guide was prompted by the tragic deaths of two Australian men with Duchenne who died due to a power failure caused by a tornado. The guide has been written and contributed by adults with Duchenne and those with similar conditions and is meant for people with Duchenne and their caregivers. It offers ways to prepare for an outage, a list of alternatives for your equipment depending on the severity of the power outage and a checklist to help you develop your plan. Click here or on the image below to read the guide.