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Power Outages

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This twelve-page handout educates people about what to do in the event of a power outage. It contains background information about electrical power outages due to weather events, accidents, or rolling blackouts, and provides brief guidance for persons with medical equipment requiring electrical power. It lists supplies people should have in preparation for loss of power, outlines what people should do during a power outage, and discusses ways to prevent carbon monoxide (CO) build-up and poisoning, and practice food and water safety. The document identifies signs and symptoms of both heat stroke and hypothermia, and provides guidelines for their treatment and prevention.

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Health Information Translations
Medical Review:
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The English language resource was created or reviewed by a medical professional for quality and accuracy.
Development Method:
Translation from English text
Translation Review:
Company review
A qualified translation company performed an independent review by a second translator, and a client advocate.
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Keywords:
Carbon Monoxide, Disasters, Heat stroke, Hypothermia
Copyright:
In the Public Domain
Date Last Reviewed:
2/1/2013
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