The Florida Department of Health, Board of Medicine, Standards of Practice for Medical Doctors Rule 64B8-9.009 effective 04/06/2015 requires that medical facilities including ambulatory surgery offices have backup power.
Section h. states: “Sufficient back up power is required to allow the physician to safely terminate the procedure and to allow the patient to emerge from the anesthetic, all without compromising the sterility of the procedure or the environment of care.”
In the case of just one South Florida surgical center, we were able to provide over 2 hours of emission free, fuel free, real-time emergency battery backup power to a GE Datex Ohmeda Aestiva 5 Anesthesia Delivery System, the Skyton Infinity Operating Room Lights, and other minor critical operating room equipment. To accomplish this, a local electrician wired in our 4,200 Watt Double Conversion Battery Backup Power Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) with 2 additional external battery cabinets on a branch circuit supplying power to the operating room. Since the uninterruptible power supply is double conversion (battery backup power is always on), it constantly supplies power to the operating room resulting in no disruption during an outage.
Source: Florida Department of Health, Board of Medicine, Standards of Practice for Medical Doctors Rule 64B8-9.009, https://www.flrules.org/gateway/RuleNo.asp?id=64B8-9.009
6,000 VA (6 kVA) / 4,200 Watt (4.2 kW) Double Conversion Battery Backup Power Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) With 2 External Battery Cabinets: