By Denise Danna DNS RN, Sandra Cordray MA MJ
2010 PROSE Award Winner for Nursing & Allied future health Sciences Winner of an AJN ebook of the 12 months Award for 2010! "The bills are shiny, colourful, descriptive, extreme, and infrequently terrible and provides cross-sectional perspectives of lifestyles within the trenches in this catastrophe This e-book is a wealthy fundamental resource for either historians and catastrophe preparedness planners. it isn't just a tribute to the braveness of the nurses, yet must also function a advisor for coverage planners hoping to prevent lower than optimum responses to destiny crises." --AJN "[T]he book...fascinates easily for its uncooked documentation of the dreadful occasions and prerequisites persevered by means of nurses, medical professionals, and ancillary employees as they struggled to take care of seriously ailing sufferers with out electrical energy, operating water, air-con platforms, and different assets. 5 years after the levees broke, the horror and chaos of Katrina remains 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 gear and offers they have 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 genuine state of affairs that happened." --Pam, Memorial clinical heart "Everything that used to be battery operated ultimately 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 typhoon Katrina takes you within six New Orleans hospitals-cut off from support for days through flooding-where nurses cared for sufferers round the clock. during this booklet, nurses from typhoon Katrina proportion what they did, how they coped, what they misplaced, and what they're doing now in a urban and well-being care infrastructure nonetheless rebuilding, nonetheless in jeopardy. of their personal phrases, the nurses inform what occurred in every one medical institution ahead of, in the course of, and after the typhoon. Danna and Cordray supply an intimate portrait of the adventure of Katrina, which they and their colleagues continued. quite a few of the heroic nurses you will find within: Rae Ann and twenty others, together with her husband and kids, who wait on a clinic roof for support to return Lisa, in the middle of taking care of sufferers, who has no longer heard from her husband in five days Roslyn, who has 800 humans in her clinic while the ability turbines close down Linda, who makes use of mattress sheets to write down out aid messages on a sanatorium roof, hoping a person will see them The ebook additionally discusses the way to plan and get ready for destiny failures, with a remaining bankruptcy documenting the "lessons realized" from Katrina, together with daily future health care supply in a urban of drawback. This groundbreaking paintings serves as a testomony to nurses' professionalism, perseverance, and unwavering commitment.