Nursing in the Storm: Voices from Hurricane Katrina by Denise Danna DNS RN,MJ Cordray Sandra MA

By Denise Danna DNS RN,MJ Cordray Sandra MA

2010 PROSE Award Winner for Nursing & Allied overall healthiness Sciences!

2010 AJN publication of the yr Award Winner in Public curiosity and inventive Works!

"The money owed are bright, colourful, descriptive, severe, and sometimes terrible and provides cross-sectional perspectives of lifestyles within the trenches in this disasterÖThis publication is a wealthy fundamental resource for either historians and catastrophe preparedness planners. it is not just a tribute to the braveness of the nurses, yet also needs to function a consultant for coverage planners hoping to prevent under optimum responses to destiny crises."--AJN

"[T]he book...fascinates easily for its uncooked documentation of the dreadful occasions and stipulations persisted by way of nurses, medical professionals, and ancillary employees as they struggled to deal with seriously in poor health sufferers with no electrical energy, operating water, air con platforms, and different assets. 5 years after the levees broke, the horror and chaos of Katrina continues to be clean in those money owed. throughout the tales, readers are transported into the hospitals as nurses heroically interact to evacuate infants from NICUs and vented sufferers from ICU, attempt to calm sufferers, kinfolk, and coworkers, and make do with the apparatus and offers theyíve got."--National Nurse

"Don't ever imagine that this cannot ensue to you. you'll learn this and it will sound like we created this situation, yet it is a actual situation that happened."

--Pam, Memorial scientific heart

"Everything that was once battery operated finally died. there have been no monitors...we attempted to keep up humans within the so much humane means possible."

--Lois, Lindy Boggs clinical heart

Nursing within the typhoon: Voices from storm Katrina takes you within six New Orleans hospitals-cut off from support for days by means of flooding-where nurses cared for sufferers round the clock. during this booklet, nurses from storm Katrina proportion what they did, how they coped, what they misplaced, and what they're doing now in a urban and healthiness care infrastructure nonetheless rebuilding, nonetheless in jeopardy.

In their very own phrases, the nurses inform what occurred in every one health facility prior to, in the course of, and after the hurricane. Danna and Cordray supply an intimate portrait of the event of Katrina, which they and their colleagues persevered.

Just a number of the heroic nurses you can find within:

  • Rae Ann and twenty others, together with her husband and youngsters, who wait on a clinic roof for aid to come back
  • Lisa, in the middle of taking good care of sufferers, who has now not heard from her husband in five days
  • Roslyn, who has 800 humans in her health facility whilst the ability turbines close down
  • Linda, who makes use of mattress sheets to jot down out aid messages on a sanatorium roof, hoping a person will see them
  • The e-book additionally discusses the best way to plan and get ready for destiny mess ups, with a remaining bankruptcy documenting the "lessons discovered" from Katrina, together with daily well-being care supply in a urban of concern. This groundbreaking paintings serves as a testomony to nurses' professionalism, perseverance, and unwavering commitment.

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