Many aspects of the healthcare environments have unique power protection requirements. International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standards, for example, make it mandatory to install UPS equipment in departments that are deemed critical. Schneider Electric™ UPS units, in addition to being highly reliable solutions, are also designed to conform to Joint Commission certification and government regulatory requirements. In the event of a utility power malfunction, reliable UPS units provide enough run-time to implement backup procedures for alternate power generation or relocation of critical services if necessary.
Reliable UPS solutions limit risks
Besides operating rooms, emergency departments, intensive care and baby care units, UPS solutions can offer uptime support in the following environments:
- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and Computerized Tomography (CT) scanners — Medical imaging services are critical for emergency and surgical processes. Maintaining reliable access to images and result data is not easy, as users expect their access to this data to be both reliable and transparent.
- Picture Archiving & Communications Systems (PACS) — With medical modalities equipment being electronically connected, electronic images and reports are constantly being transmitted digitally.
- Nursing station and general administrative support — Downtime has a direct impact on patient care systems. Without UPS support, the hospital would have to switch to manual processes, requiring increased staff to deliver a minimal level of services and increasing the risk of medication and diet errors.
As most healthcare facilities have migrated to an almost completely paperless or electronic process, system downtime creates substantial stress. Schneider Electric UPS systems can provide the reliability needed to help healthcare providers attain peace of mind. Whether designing a customized or turnkey UPS system, Schneider Electric engineers leverage their expertise in building and configuring single-phase and three-phase UPS solutions for healthcare applications to meet the highest standards of healthcare providers.