"Advances in healthcare delivery and technology, including home-based durable medical equipment (DME), have better enabled members of at-risk populations with access and functional needs to live independently within their communities. New technologies, including many types of life-sustaining and assistive DME enable at-risk individuals to assist, support, or manage their own healthcare needs in non-acute and home settings. This ASPR TRACIE [Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response Technical Resources, Assistance Center, and Information Exchange] fact sheet provides information on general DME categories and focuses on electricity-dependent DME that may be affected by disasters and emergencies, including power failures. It also includes information to assist healthcare system preparedness stakeholders plan for medically vulnerable populations who rely on DME."
ASPR TRACIE: https://asprtracie.hhs.gov/