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- DescriptionThis book is a first-hand account of nurses' and health professionals' experiences during Hurricane Katrina. It presents the perspectives of nurses, and informs the reader about the delivery of care to patients in hospitals affected by Hurricane Katrina in August 2005. Structured thematically per hospital - before the storm, during the storm, and the aftermath - this book features testimony from nurses and health professionals who were there, and who remain in the city serving patient populations. The book - written in collaboration with a nurse historian, Dr. Barbara Mann Wall - includes a brief history of nursing in New Orleans with a focus on previous natural and man-made disasters endured by the city, its residents, and health care communities. It is also a vital resource for Registered Nurses (RNs), graduate students, and doctorally-prepared healthcare educators and managers/administrators. It offers suggestions on how to restore primary and critical care services in New Orleans. It utilizes the Katrina catastrophe to discuss nurse disaster preparations nationally. It features the stories about health care delivery that nurses need to kw in a city in crisis. It presents lessons learned and guidance for future disaster response.
- Author BiographyDenise Danna, DNS, RN, is Associate Dean for Professional Services, Community Activities and Advanced Nursing Practice Education, Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center, School of Nursing, New Orleans. For 32 years, Dr. Danna worked at Memorial Medical Center, New Orleans, holding several leadership positions, including Chief Nursing Officer for 15 years. She is an active member of the American Nurses Association, American Organization of Nurse Executives, National League for Nursing, and Sigma Theta Tau International, Epsilon Nu Chapter. She is a fellow in the American College of Health Care Executives. She has recently authored a book chapter on management and leadership issues and is a reviewer for Nursing Outlook. Dr. Danna is currently the President of the Louisiana Nurses Association.||Sandra Cordray, MA, MJ, holds a Master of Arts from the University of Wales where she studied from 1986-1987 at the university's Centre for Journalism Studies. She also received a Master of Journalism from Louisiana State University in 1989. For three decades she has worked in the fields of marketing and media relations for healthcare and educational organizations, holding management positions at the hospital and regional levels in New Orleans, Texas, and south Florida. During her nine years at Memorial Medical Center in New Orleans she handled marketing and media relations and served as public information officer for the hurricane season. A native of Biloxi, Mississippi, she was raised on the Mississippi Gulf Coast where her sisters and brothers still reside. Hurricane Camille was the first major hurricane she experienced.
- Author(s)Denise Danna,Sandra Cordray
- PublisherSpringer Publishing Co Inc
- Date of Publication30/12/2009
- SubjectMedical Nursing & Ancillary Services
- Place of PublicationNew York
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintSpringer Publishing Co Inc
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight380 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine15 mm
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